The Canadian Rockies are extroverts who bare their full, rock-hard musculature for all to see. Other ranges, blunt and cloaked in forest, are shy compared to this brazen northern breed.
In musical terms, these mountains are avant-garde. They've abandoned standard chord progressions and scales in favor of improvisation. The resulting shapes are fantastic. Jazz set in stone, lofted into the sky.
Within the Canadian Rockies is a town world-famous among hikers: Banff. And if that's your destination, Done in a Day Banff: The Ten Premier Hikes is the one book you must have in your pack.
Done in a Day Banff describes where to invest your limited hiking time to enjoy the greatest scenic reward. Choose an easy, vigorous, or challenging hike. Start your adventure within a short drive of town. Witness the wonder of Banff National Park and be back for a great meal, hot shower, and soft bed.
90 photos. Trail maps for each trip. Full color throughout.