K-Country Books

Gillean’s new volume covering the Sheep River west of Turner Valley also Gorge Creek and North Fork (Threepoint Creek). It’s available at most of the regular stores in the area, though I am not sure if MEC’s stock has arrived from their warehouse in Vancouver. At 240 pages and 73 trails, many with variations and [...]

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 @ 7:00 PM – Renfrew Community Hall, 811 Radford Road NE, Calgary I have read this novel from the earliest draft and can tell you you’re in for an entertaining read. It is well-plotted — not as far fetched as you may imagine — with a cast of characters you may recognize. [...]

Just out: Bow Valley Mountain Bike Trail Guide by Peter  Oprsal, who many of you know as the creator of bikepirate web site. Covers  Lake Louise through Banff to the Canmore area, and includes such classics as Reclaimer, Riders of Rohan and the Benchland trails. Right now there is nothing written up  east of Canmore. [...]

Snowshoeing Guide is here

An attractive looking book with excellent writing and colour photos, some with the routes marked on, and good topo maps at the back of book with routes marked on in red. There is a section at the beginning on equipment, technique, etiquette  and avalanche hazard and an appendix on snowshoeing on the Wapta and Columbia Icefields. Routes are described by highway starting in Waterton National Park and range up through the Rockies to the north edge of Banff National Park.

New book on Canyon Creek

A book about the palaeontology of Canyon Creek extending from Hwy. 66 to the ice cave area and a little way up Moosedome Creek with excellent photos and with diagrams showing where to find the sites.

Kananaskis Country Trail Guide

Gillean’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide, Volume 1, Kananaskis Valley, Smith Dorrien, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and Elk Lakes, is now shipping and should be available in local stores. More on a formal (informal) book launch sometime in June later. Anyone whose photos we used will receive a free copy. Posted from Crete using my iPhone [...]

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