The David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide - The Book


'The David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide' by Jane Ross and Daniel Kyba has been released.


Crescent Falls, David Thompson Country, Bighorn Backcountry, Alberta, Canada


Arguably, the definitive hiking guide book for Bighorn Backcountry, also referred to as David Thompson Country, is the 2002 title: 'The David Thompson Highway: A Hiking Guide' authored by Jane Ross and Daniel Kyba and published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

On a recent trip to hike in David Thompson Country, there was an opportunity to reference the desk copy of the excellent at David Thompson Resort.

A subsequent 2nd edition of the upgraded and revised guide has been released in 2016.  

An older alternative, which may be worth acquiring is the second edition of: 'Hiking Alberta's David Thompson Country' by Pat Kariel and Eric Schneider published in 1995 by Greenways Press with permission from Lone Pine Publishing.

The book contains an inspiring dedication to Bonnie, and a meaningful quotation which catches the attention as follows:

We did not think of the great open places, the rolling hills, and winding streams with tangled growth as 'wild'.  Only to the white man [sic: person] was nature a 'wilderness' infested with 'wild' animals and savage people.  To us it was tame.  Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the great mystery. 

- Luther Standing Bear