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Forgotten Highways: Wilderness Journeys Down the Historic Trails of the Canadian Rockies

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"Traversing the historic trails of the Rockies today is done in much the same manner as it was two centuries ago primarily on foot with heavy packs, with little better defence against mosquitoes or the elements. Although accurate maps are available,
ebook, 240 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Brindle & Glass (first published June 4th 2007)
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Shonna Froebel
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This fascinating book details one summer in the lives of the authors who were inspired by history to hike five mountain trails first found by four early explorers.
Two of the treks were inspired by the explorations of David Thompson. The first was Howse Pass, one of the easier passes, abandoned due to rival tribes rivalries for trade. The second was Athabasca Pass, the pass Thompson found after, but too difficult for railways or roads.
The next hike was inspired by Hudson's Bay's George Simpson, a
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