Hiking in Hokas: A Canadian Rockies review

Hiking in running shoes is nothing new. We started using Nike and Adidas runners on day hikes when we were preparing the second edition of the Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. As they say, one pound saved on your feet equals 10 pounds in your pack. On one occasion, we...

More spring hikes in Jasper

I don’t get to Jasper nearly enough these days. Time was we would spend a good chunk of our summers hiking and backpacking in the park. And one summer we worked in nearby Mt Robson and made frequent day trips there. That’s why I find myself feeling frustrated this...

Wood tick time in the Canadian Rockies

  A minor miracle this spring. I’ve hiked three notorious “tick” trails in the Rockies and returned without any of these annoying little critters crawling on my body or in my hair. Now that trails on southerly-exposed slopes are opening up in the mountain...