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By Kevin Craig
Apr 26, 2008
|The definitive and most up-to-date guidebooks for the range are "Selkirks North" and "Selkirks South" by David P. Jones. The dividing line for North & South is roughly Rogers Pass. Note that these books do not cover the Bugaboos which technically are part of the Selkirks (the Piche' guide is the ticket for the Bugs).|
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Aug 30, 2011
The mountains of British Columbia are very difficult to outline. It doesn't help that the boundary between the Selkirk and Purcell ranges is a narrow valley hidden in wilderness. Rock & Ice Magazine once stated that the Bugaboos are part of the Canadian Rockies, so even the experts have trouble.
It should be pointed out that Dave Jones knows his topic. The Bugaboos are indeed a part of the Purcell Mountains, not the Selkirks.
For anyone who likes geography as much as a finely detailed route topo, there is a brief geographic explanation of southern British Columbia's Mountains on the Columbia Mountains introduction page.
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