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Where Locals Hike in the Canadian Rockies: The Premier Trails near Canmore & Calgary Paperback – August 15, 2005
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Visit Kathy and Craig's website: hikingcamping.com. You'll find their blog posts are often mini-guidebooks, and their photo gallery is constantly growing.
In 1989, they moved from the U.S. to Canada, so they could live near the range that inspired the first of their refreshingly unconventional books: Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, The Opinionated Hiking Guide. Its popularity encouraged them to abandon their careers--Kathy as an ESL teacher, Craig as an ad-agency creative director--and start their own guidebook publishing company: hikingcamping.com.
They now migrate annually to southern Utah, where they wrote Hiking From Here To Wow: Utah Canyon Country. Among their recent books is Heading Outdoors Eventually Leads Within, which explores the interior dimension of hiking.
Though the distances they hike are epic, Kathy and Craig agree that hiking, no matter how far, is the easiest of the many tasks necessary to create a guidebook. What they find most challenging is the need to spend twice as much time at their computers--writing, organizing, editing, checking facts--as they do on the trail. The result is worth it. Kathy and Craig's colorful writing, opinionated commentary, and enthusiasm for the joys of hiking make their guidebooks uniquely helpful and compelling.