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Done in a Day Jasper: The 10 Premier Hikes Paperback – February 1, 2008

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Product Details

  • Series: Done in a Day
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Hikingcamping.com; First edition (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978342712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978342715
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,766,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kathy and Craig are dedicated to each other, and to hiking, in that order. Their second date was a 32-km (20-mile) dayhike in Arizona. Since then they haven't stopped for long.

They've trekked through much of the world's vertical topography, including the Himalayas, Patagonian Andes, Pyrenees, French Alps, Scottish Highlands, Dolomites, Sierra Nevada, North Cascades, Colorado Rockies, New Zealand, Spain's Costa Blanca Mountains, and canyons of the American Southwest. In 1989, they moved from the U.S. to Canada, so they could live near the Canadian Rockies, the range that inspired Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies: The Opinionated Hiking Guide. It was the first of their refreshingly unconventional guidebooks.

While living in Vancouver, British Columbia, they explored the Coast Mountains and the North Cascades, then wrote hiking guidebooks on each of those ranges. Later, while living in a cabin on fiord-like Kootenay Lake (between B.C.'s Purcell and Selkirk mountains), they researched and wrote a hiking guidebook on that area.

Kathy and Craig have since returned to the Canadian Rockies and now live in Canmore, Alberta. Their desire to hike, however, keeps them travelling constantly. For example, they migrate each spring and fall to the high-desert canyon country of southern Utah. Their guidebook on that sensual, other-worldly landscape is especially stimulating.

Kathy and Craig agree: no matter how arduous the trail, or how severe the conditions, hiking is the easiest of the many tasks necessary to create a guidebook. What they find most challenging is having to sit. They spend twice as much time at their computers writing, organizing, editing, checking facts, rewriting, re-organizing, re-editing, re-checking facts as they do on the trail.

The result is worth it. Kathy and Craig's colourful writing, opinionated commentary, and enthusiasm for the joys of hiking make their guidebooks uniquely helpful and compelling.

Go to their website at hikingcamping. Click on Authors to see a TV interview with them, and also to listen to Craig s speech, Why the World Needs More Hikers.

Click on Images to view slideshows of many of the world's most exciting hiking destinations. Follow the nomads, Kathy and Craig, by clicking on Blog.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dave W on March 13, 2010
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Disclosure: I'm a big fan of Jasper National Park and have had a long-running travel blog (Jasper Journal) about it. I wrote a longer review about this book on my blog.

I bought this book with the intention of doing more day hiking when returning to Jasper again this year. I wish I had this book on my last trip.

In "Done in a Day Jasper: The 10 Premier Hikes" you'll find a passionately written, easily portable book containing just the right amount of details to make your Jasper National Park day hiking experience one of a kind. The authors have written several books on hiking and really know their stuff.


* Detailed info about each hike along with advice from authors who are expert hikers
* Good introduction to Jasper National park and hiking in general
* Small, portable size
* Inspirational pictures from Jasper hikes
* Worth the price
* The publishing company, run by the authors, is a member of "1% for the Planet", a business that donates 1% of their sales to the natural environment. I like that.


* None

This book will get you to the views of a lifetime in Jasper National Park.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leo Laflamme on April 10, 2013
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I am an avid hiker of many decades and own a library of hiking books. Most hikes have blurred into the generic boot-beaten trail through a green tunnel of trees until some point of interest. The memorable hikes are those that stretch me. That is what I value in Kathy and Craig Copeland's books. Each hike they describe has graduated options for stretch goals that challenge you into testing how much further your body can go, or seeing if you can find a route beyond the end of a maintained trail. Of course, they pick the routes that offer the most scenic rewards for those willing to take on the challenges. But for me, the internal rewards are just as gratifying and far more memorable.

During a recent two week hiking vacation in Banff and Jasper, I carried "Done in a Day Jasper" and "Done in a Day Banff." Both books helped me experience some of the high points of my hiking career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By regans7 on September 6, 2012
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This book contains good advise for packing and good descriptions of the hikes. It is small and light enough to fit into a pocket.
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