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The Long and Winding Road: Discovering the Pleasures and Treasures of Highway 97
     

The Long and Winding Road: Discovering the Pleasures and Treasures of Highway 97

by Jim Couper
 

Highway 97 winds its way from the high desert plains of northern California to the Yukon-British Columbia border, making it North America's longest north-south road. Author Jim Couper takes you on a spectacular guided tour from one end of this unsung highway to the other, mixing historical anecdotes with information on colourful local events and must-see points of

Overview

Highway 97 winds its way from the high desert plains of northern California to the Yukon-British Columbia border, making it North America's longest north-south road. Author Jim Couper takes you on a spectacular guided tour from one end of this unsung highway to the other, mixing historical anecdotes with information on colourful local events and must-see points of interest.

From hot springs to volcanoes, dynamic cities to ghost towns, Highway 97 holds surprises and charms at every turn. Take in the lava beds and deserts, arid uplands and giant cedars, and orchards and vineyards of Oregon and Washington. Above the border, cruise through BC's sunny Okanagan, famous for its roadside fruit and vegetable stands and 60 outstanding wineries. Marvel at pristine lakes, mighty rivers and marble canyons in Cariboo ranch country, where gold-rush lore and friendly people make it a land for all seasons. End your tour in the northern wilderness, where untamed nature still holds sway. This entertaining, practical guide is invaluable to anyone interested in travelling all or part of this fascinating road.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894974127
Publisher:
Heritage House Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jim Couper is the founder of Pedal, Canada’s national cycling magazine. He writes for a variety of publications, including Writers’ Journal, MotorHome, Trailer Life, RV Gazette and several newspapers. He enjoys cycling, tennis, skiing, Scrabble, linguistics and exploring back roads. Jim has edited weekly newspapers in southern Ontario and has owned health-food, video and book stores. He has lived in Kelowna, BC, within 10 kilometres of Highway 97, since moving from the Niagara region of Ontario in the mid-1990s.

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