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Forgotten Highways

Wilderness Journeys Down the Historic Trails of the Canadian Rockies


Enticed by wilderness and history, Brink and Bown embarked upon a grand journey to explore the history and territory of the original trade and travel routes across the Rocky Mountains. This was the first step in a quest to retrace the pioneering footfalls of David Thompson's 1807 journey across Howse Pass which opened the first intercontinental trade route to the Pacific Ocean. They also followed the trails of Sir George Simpson, Captain John Palliser and Mary Schaffer. Forgotten Highways is the personal account of the authors' travels, mingled with the tales of the historic pathfinders who preceded them.

Forgotten Highways will be published in June 2007 by Brindle & Glass.