Like many of you, I grew up with 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia
and cherished its pages. So it was with some trepidation that, two years ago, I started working on a follow-up to the classic guide.
The result, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia
, is set to hit bookstores in time for its May 26 publication date. Itís published by Greystone Books, and a portion of sales will benefit the B.C. Mountaineering Club.
For the table of contents
and more, check out: 105hikes.com
Itís worth clarifying that 105 Hikes
is not a revised edition of 103 Hikes
. Itís a completely new book, albeit with a familiar format. New features include colour photos and topo maps, ratings for quality and difficulty, and an at-a-glance chart of all the hikes for quick reference.
I opted to cover a wider range, in terms of both geography and difficulty, than the more recent editions of 103 Hikes
. For one thing, 105 Hikes
includes a selection of trails in northern Washington. The idea was to write a guide useful for both experienced locals and a new generation of hikers.
In Vancouver, MEC is going to host me for a book signing
on Saturday, June 2. If that interests you, please come say hi. Thereís other events planned too. Follow 105 Hikes on Facebook
to keep in touch.
In any case, Iím looking forward to seeing hikers plan their adventures with the book. Iíll also be excited to hear your thoughts on what Iíve done with it. If youíve read this far, thanks for your interest!