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.