Hiking the Rockies

Old Jun 13th 2010, 11:08 pm
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Okay so I'll not do it all in one day

Can anyone recommend a hiking book? I know there are tons out there, I'm looking for one that does easy to moderate hikes - y'know half day jobs with maybe some harder full day hikes as we do more, just wondered if anyone had managed to buy one that was easy to use and had lots of info, I don't want to end up spending $100 on books to find one good one

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Can't reccomend any books due to the fact that hiking isn't really a word in my vocab - hope you find something though and have a good time doing it
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This is the one that we have and it's pretty good! http://www.amazon.ca/Best-Day-Hikes-.../dp/0986492809
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Rather than using a book, I tend to use the website www.trailpeak.com -done quite a few hikes from there now. Just print off the relevant details and off we go.
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Originally Posted by mandymoochops View Post
Can't reccomend any books due to the fact that hiking isn't really a word in my vocab - hope you find something though and have a good time doing it
Fanks very muchly, just got to get the energy levels going

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This is the one that we have and it's pretty good! http://www.amazon.ca/Best-Day-Hikes-.../dp/0986492809
I was looking at that one so thank you for that!

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Rather than using a book, I tend to use the website www.trailpeak.com -done quite a few hikes from there now. Just print off the relevant details and off we go.
Hmm, websites are a good idea, but then you need a printer that either works or that has ink in it - ours seem to very rarely have those properties, we seem to buy printers that use the most expensive ink in the land
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Okay so I'll not do it all in one day

Can anyone recommend a hiking book? I know there are tons out there, I'm looking for one that does easy to moderate hikes - y'know half day jobs with maybe some harder full day hikes as we do more, just wondered if anyone had managed to buy one that was easy to use and had lots of info, I don't want to end up spending $100 on books to find one good one

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Hi Piff

Try "Dont waste your time in the Canadian Rockies" The opinionated Hiking guide.

http://www.hikingcamping.com/hike-rockies.php

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Hi Piff

Try "Dont waste your time in the Canadian Rockies" The opinionated Hiking guide.

http://www.hikingcamping.com/hike-rockies.php

Oooh that one looks good too - thank you. Just had a look on Amazon for it - WOW $88

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Canmore & Kananaskis Country (Short Walks for Inquiring Minds)

Or anything by the author Gillean Daffern is a good coice.
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Oooh that one looks good too - thank you. Just had a look on Amazon for it - WOW $88


Try here instead: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/...2753-item.html
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I've got a Amazon gift voucher, but I intend on buying more than one book with it. Incedently Amazon.com has the same book for just over $30
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I'll investigate that one too, however I'm not sure how inquiring my mind is
Actually I'm a nosey bugger....
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We use this one
http://www.amazon.ca/Walks-Easy-Hike.../dp/1551537036
It is full of short - medium - long walks.
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This is one of our favourite walking books, for that area anyway. Kananaskis is a pretty well kept secret away from the tourist part of the Rockies.
This little book is chock-full of great short walks, well-described with lots of interesting info and is smakk enough to easily come with you on your walks.

Two thumbs up from me!
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This is the one that we have and it's pretty good! http://www.amazon.ca/Best-Day-Hikes-.../dp/0986492809
Meant to add - if you come as far as Mt Robson, let us know - you can come over for a tortoise-petting session
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Ahhh, this could be a fabulous excuse to actually get away for a couple of days and swing by yours at the same time. Hmm, I'll start working on OH - you know how that goes, the power of suggestion until they think it's all their idea in the 1st place
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