Monday, November 2, 2009

Mountain Running in the Canadian Rockies


Mountain Running in the Canadian Rockies by Bob Walker
is the newest trail guide book on the market to help you find and explore the trails of the Canadian Rockies.

I was excited when this book came out because it was the first local guide book to cover the trails from a trail runners perspective. The author, Bob Walker, is a local trail runner who put a lot of effort, time and energy into the creation and publication of this book. The result is a good looking little book, with a great selection of some of the local trail gems of the Bow Valley.

As a local trail runner, this book gave me a few great ideas for some future trail runs that I hadn't even thought about before! For the trail runner who is unfamiliar with our area, choosing a trail run trail can be an overwhelming decision. There are just so many trails and options available. This book will be a great guide book for trail runners who want to explore the area and just need some help narrowing down those choices. Essentially, it's a great resource to help guide you to all of the best mountain and trail running in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

As well as producing and self-publishing this book, Bob is also distributing the book himself. This means, he is basically selling the books one by one! If you happen to be at the Banff Film Festival this weekend, you'll find Bob at the retail show selling his awesome new book, as well as a calendar with some of his favorite trail running images. Stop buy and say howdy and buy some Christmas prezzies!!
If you wanted to purchase his book online, you can check out his site here.
His book also has some great photographs, including this picture that I took of Iris running down the backside of Corey Pass.


I'd say that this is some quint-essential mountain running in the Canadian Rockies!

8 comments:

Danni said...

Cool! The Banff Film Festival is coming to Whitefish, as it does every year. I never go sadly.

Deb said...

Yeah! I already bought the book and am loving it!!

Derrick said...

It was a great resource for a couple of flatlanders from Ontario like us while we were visiting Banff. That and your recommendations of course!

Problem is that now we're home we keep reading about the runs we didn't get a chance to do and want to come back to play.

Sunshine Girl said...

That's the idea Derrick....that's the idea!

Danni-
Thanks for a super-duper fun weekend in the mysterious kingdom of Montan-ia! You need to go to the Best of the Fest night, it's always awesome.

Deb-
Good to hear! And we'll see you on Wednesday night!

Mark said...

Hello all runners of Banff Trail Trash, I am looking for a group of adventure seekers like my self to run with... Any chance you guys are open to having another runner in your group?
Let me know. ms.alden@hotmail.com

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