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Hiking Guide Book - Vancouver to Whistler

May 21, 2012, 11:38 p.m.
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Hey Guys,

I'm from North Van but living abroad and have a friend from Australia who's moved to Vancouver / Whistler for a year. Really into hiking and outdoor (not mtb though). Any suggestions on a reasonably priced book that outlines all the best hikes etc…. as in The Lions, The Chief, Black Tusk, Whistler area, behind Grouse, etc??

I wouldnt know where to start looking these days.

Any help appreciated.

Cheers

May 22, 2012, 1 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 23, 2004

Start with Dawn Hanna's guide. You can get it at pretty much any local bookstore. Google it for reviews. I've used it, and recomended it for years.
Always buy it new so you get a revised copy.
Here it is:
http://www.lonepinepublishing.com/cat/9781551054551

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May 22, 2012, 3:06 a.m.
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Joined: July 1, 2003

103 Hikes is the go to book I know for day hikes in the area.

http://www.amazon.ca/103-Hikes-Southwestern-Jack-Bryceland/dp/1553653742

If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, check out Scrambles in SW BC.

http://cairnpublishing.com/guidebooks/scrambles.htm

Both usually available at MEC too.

May 22, 2012, 9:31 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 18, 2004

103 Hikes is the go to book I know for day hikes in the area.

http://www.amazon.ca/103-Hikes-Southwestern-Jack-Bryceland/dp/1553653742

If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, check out Scrambles in SW BC.

http://cairnpublishing.com/guidebooks/scrambles.htm

Both usually available at MEC too.

^^ This ^^ !!

Is it counter productive to ride on my exercise bike with a cocktail in hand?

May 22, 2012, 9:47 a.m.
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I was about to suggest those two as well. Both are sitting on my bookshelf.

That's the problem with cities, they're refuges for the weak, the fish that didn't evolve.

I don't want to google this - sounds like a thing that NSMB will be better at.

May 22, 2012, 11:23 a.m.
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Joined: May 29, 2003

103 Hikes is the go to book I know for day hikes in the area.

http://www.amazon.ca/103-Hikes-Southwestern-Jack-Bryceland/dp/1553653742

If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, check out Scrambles in SW BC.

http://cairnpublishing.com/guidebooks/scrambles.htm

Both usually available at MEC too.

^^double this!^^

The 103 Hikes is actually next to my keyboard right now.

May 22, 2012, 2:06 p.m.
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'Don't waste your time in the B.C. Coast Mountains' - pretty much all you need for the first summer or two

WTB Frequency i23 rim, 650b NEW - $40

May 22, 2012, 2:59 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: Feb. 27, 2005

Cheers everyone - appreciate the info.

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