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By Don Young, Marjorie Young

A wonderful new advisor to the simplest outside enjoyable within the Pacific Northwest, masking Oregon, Washington, Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia and much northern California. This ever-popular zone bargains limitless possibilities for the energetic vacationer, and this ebook exhibits you the place, whilst and the way to discover them. Kayaking, climbing, biking, hiking, horseback driving, boating and extra to fill your days with experience. Sightseeing, museums, galleries, theaters and picnicking will look after your "down time." Maps, pictures, index.

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British Columbia Canada's westernmost province, British Columbia was one of the last regions in North America to be explored and settled. Eventual control of the region was a major campaign issue in the election of 1844, when America's 'manifest destiny' was a dominant campaign issue. Having wrested California and much of the Southwest from Mexico in a short-lived 'war,' President James Polk turned his attention to the British, who controlled Canada. Polk's campaign slogan, ''54-40 or Fight," proclaimed that he would settle for nothing less than a borderline above the 54th parallel, but negotiations ultimately placed it at the 49th parallel, thus ceding Vancouver to the British.

Don is no stranger to travel. He has been throughout the North American continent, visiting each of the United States, the Caribbean, virtually all of the Canadian provinces, and much of Mexico. He also has seen much of EuropeEngland, Scotland, Wales, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. His most recent trip: an assignment in New Zealand and Australia. Marjorie Young In addition to being Don's co-author and traveling companion, Marjorie has enjoyed a marvelous career as both an elementary school teacher and as a mother.

Hypothermia is a rapid and progressive mental and physical collapse resulting from lowering the inner temperature of the human body. Untreated, it can lead to death. Avoid exposure to cold, wind and moisture, and wear the proper clothing. Down-filled clothes are very effective; cotton gives little protection. Wear a waterproof windbreaker. Don't drink alcohol. Give first aid by raising the victim's body temperature with hot drinks, quick-energy foods, and a warm indoor environment or, if this is not possible, body contact in a warm sleeping bag.

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