A year of 105 Hikes — by the numbers

Barkley Valley. Photo: Stephen Hui
Barkley Valley. Photo: Stephen Hui

One year ago, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia landed in bookstores and on bookshelves. As a first-time author, I’ve greatly appreciated the overwhelmingly warm reception received by the book.

From friends to future hiking partners, many people have gone out of their way to support and spread the word about 105 Hikes. Readers have sent notes of encouragement and thoughtful feedback. (In particular, the sea star photo on page 209 garnered a few thumbs-down reviews.)

Like any trek, writing and promoting 105 Hikes has had its ups and downs — and led to no small measure of personal growth. To mark its bookaversary (is that even a word?) on May 26, here’s a numerical look back at 105 Hikes’ journey so far.

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Celebration of SFU Authors spotlights 105 Hikes and other books

Mount McGuire. Photo: Stephen Hui
Mount McGuire. Photo: Stephen Hui

My writing career’s formative years unfolded at Simon Fraser University — specifically at the Peak, SFU’s student newspaper. So, it’s neat that 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is one of the books set to be highlighted at the 13th annual Celebration of SFU Authors.

According to the SFU library, the Celebration of SFU Authors “publicly acknowledges and honours our faculty, students, staff, alumni and retired university community members who have authored or co-authored a publication, or its equivalent, within the past year.” The reception for 2018 publications will take place on March 14 (3:30–4 p.m.) in the W.A.C. Bennett Library (Special Collections and Rare Books) at SFU’s Burnaby campus.

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105 Hikes is the #4 bestselling B.C. book of 2018

Chain Lakes Trail. Photo: Stephen Hui
Chain Lakes Trail. Photo: Stephen Hui

Holy schist!

105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia is #4 on the list of the Top 20 B.C. Bestsellers of 2018. Huge thanks to all the folks at Greystone Books, contributors, booksellers, interviewers, reviewers, supporters, and readers who made this happen. Continue reading “105 Hikes is the #4 bestselling B.C. book of 2018”

Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail in B.C.

Tin Hat Mountain. Photo: Stephen Hui
Tin Hat Mountain. Photo: Stephen Hui

The Sunshine Coast Trail extends 178 kilometres from Sarah Point to Saltery Bay, via Powell River, in Tla’amin Nation territory.

Four sections of the SCT are highlighted in my new guidebook, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Fairview Bay (Hike 86), Walt Hill (Hike 87), Confederation Lake (Hike 88), and Manzanita Bluff (Hike 89). Continue reading “Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail in B.C.”

Hiking the Hudson’s Bay Company (1849) Heritage Trail in B.C.

Mount Davis. Photo: Stephen Hui
Mount Davis. Photo: Stephen Hui

Crossing the Cascade Mountains, the Hudson’s Bay Company (1849) Heritage Trail extends 74 km (46 mi) between Hope and Tulameen, in the territories of the Nlaka’pamux, Stó:lō, and Upper Similkameen peoples.

Three sections of the HBC Trail are featured in my new guidebook, 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia: Manson’s Ridge (Hike 69), Palmer’s Pond (Hike 70), and Podunk Creek (Hike 73). Continue reading “Hiking the Hudson’s Bay Company (1849) Heritage Trail in B.C.”