Synopses & Reviews
As one of the last great tracts of wilderness in the world, the Yukon is a hiker's paradise. From the capital city of Whitehorse, the boreal forest extends hundreds of kilometres in all directions--interspersed with rocky mountains, alpine meadows, clear lakes and serpentine rivers. It is this unparalleled wilderness that draws most visitors and residents to the North, yet, with so many exploring possibilities, deciding where to go can be overwhelming.
Since it was first published in 1995, Whitehorse & Area Hikes & Bikes has been the definitive guide to hiking and mountain biking trails in the Whitehorse area. It contains comprehensive information on everything from easy walks along the Yukon River to alpine mountain biking adventures. Now completely revised with updated trail information, maps and photos, this new edition of Hikes & Bikes will continue to appeal to Sunday strollers and hardcore hikers alike.
This new edition of Whitehorse & Area Hikes & Bikes contains:
* Descriptions of 32 trails, including ten new trails.
* GPS coordinates for each hike described in the book.
* Dramatic photographs and detailed maps.
* Stewardship tips for hiking in wilderness areas.
* 25 pages of supplementary material on such topics as local
ecology, weather and wilderness ethics and safety.
Whitehorse & Area Hikes & Bikes was produced by the Yukon Conservation Society to help more people enjoy the environment of the Whitehorse area. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards conservation education in the Yukon.
"...this slim volume is exactly what an outdoor guidebook should be: well written and organized; full of clear...maps and drawings; comprehensively indexed; and fun to read."
--Quill & Quire
About the Author
The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) was formed in 1968 by a group of concerned Yukoners to promote the conservation ethic in the Yukon and across the north. The YCS mandate is to encourage the conservation of Yukon wilderness, wildlife and natural resources. Over the years, YCS has earned a respected position of influence on environmental policy and educational matters in the North. YCS is a busy grassroots volunteer organization that serves the Yukon public through education, research and advocacy work on a diversity of environmental issues.