Jim DuFresne, Robert Kelly, Catherine Bodry's Alaska (Regional Guide) PDF

By Jim DuFresne, Robert Kelly, Catherine Bodry

ISBN-10: 1741796962

ISBN-13: 9781741796964

10th version; together with publications to Juneau & the Southeast, Anchorage and More

“Big, breathtakingly appealing and wildly bountiful; there are few locations on the planet, and none within the united states, with the unspoiled wasteland, mountainous grandeur and mammoth flora and fauna that's Alaska.” – Jim Dufresne, Lonely Planet Writer

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3 authors
4 months research
29 Parks & Preserves
1150 miles of mountain climbing trails
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Clear, easy-to-use maps
In-depth background
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