Most hiking books are boring reference guides.
Not this one.
Me Reading the Done in a Day Jasper Hiking Book
Kathy and Craig Copeland wrote the book in a mindful way, to help you appreciate the experience of day hiking in this corner of the Canadian Rockies.
The book starts by introducing you to hiking in Jasper National Park, one of the gems of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll get a quick glimpse of what to do and where to eat in Jasper. You’ll learn what topographic maps are preferred and what weather to expect.
The introduction also contains hiking advice. You’ll learn how to avoid bear encounters, why you should carry a compass, and how to prevent hypothermia.
A few pages cover wilderness ethics, a topic every new hiker should read. The authors write:
“We hope you’re already conscientious about respecting nature and other people. If not, here’s how to pay off some of your karmic debt load.”