Publication Date: May 17, 2022
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Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to explore 50 of the Americas’ most epic hikes. Ranging from one-day walks to multi-day treks, each route is graded according to its challenge and features a first-person account from a writer that has completed it, accompanied by a map, inspiring photos and practical details to follow in their footsteps.
Lace up your hiking boots for the next in Lonely Planet’s highly successful Epic Hikes series, this time exploring 50 of the Americas’ most rewarding treks and trails. From Canada's longest hut-to-hut hike, the Sunshine Coast Trail, to a descent through Havasu Canyon in the USA, and the Santa Cruz Trail of northern Peru, we cover a huge variety of themes and experiences across routes that range from one-day walks to multi-day treks.Each of the featured hikes includes:First-person accounts from writers who have completed the hikeChallenge level grading: easy / harder / epicInspirational photography, maps and practical information to follow in the writer’s footstepsOrientation toolkit: when is the best time of year to hike, how to get there, special equipment requiredExpert travel advice: where to stay, recommended tours, the best places to eatSuggestions for similar hikes50 epic hikes across the Americas, including:The Chilkoot Trail, Alaska (USA)Joshua Tree Trail, California (USA)Highline Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana (USA)Halawa Valley, Hawaii (USA)Wonderland Trail, Washington (USA)Huemul Circuit, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares (Argentina)The Black Rock Lodge Summit Hike (Belize)Wild Pacific Trail (Canada)Isla Navarino (Chile)Tayrona National Park (Colombia)Corcovado National Park (Costa Rica)Comandancia de la Plata and Pico Turquino (Cuba)Boiling Lake Hike (Dominica)Quilotoa Loop (Ecuador)The Arctic Circle Trail (Greenland)Camino del Cobre (Mexico)Santa Cruz Trail (Peru)With a vibrant cover illustrated by Ross Murray, this beautiful hardback continues this collectible series. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, a novice embarking on your very first trek, or looking for a gift to suit an adventurer in your life, Epic Hikes of the Americas will inspire a lifetime of epic journeys on foot.About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day.'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' – New York Times'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' – Fairfax Media (Australia)
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