Basalt author Cam Burns recently released his latest book, 50 Hikes in Colorado, published by the Countryman Press, an imprint of W.W. Norton. The book is the 37-year-old authors 16th title.
To stimulate interest in the book, Burns is donating his share of income from sales he makes in the Roaring Fork Valley to several areas nonprofits: Growing Years Preschool, the Roaring Fork Conservancy, and Cleanup Expeditions, a nonprofit Burns founded that leads trash removal expeditions to the worlds most popular mountains.
The book describes 50 of the best hikes in the Centennial State, most of them in Colorados scenic mountain areas, including a half dozen hikes in the Roaring Fork Valley. Hiking descriptions are supplemented by USGS maps and photographs by the author. The book, which sells for $16.95, is distributed by Burns Hard-Pressed Books outlet locally. For more information, call 927-2666.
Burns other authored and coauthored books include The Shoes of Kilimanjaro & Other Oddventure Travel Stories (Hard-Pressed Books), Kilimanjaro & Mt. Kenya (The Mountaineers Books), Colorado Ice Climbers Guide (Chockstone/Globe-Pequot), Californias Fourteeners: A Hiking & Climbing Guide (The Mountaineers Books), Climbing Californias Fourteeners (Palisades Press), and Selected Climbs of the Desert Southwest (The Mountaineers Books). His essays have appeared in the books World Mountaineering (Mitchell-Beazeley, UK), Ascent, The Walker Within (The Lyons Press), I Really Should Have Stayed Home (RDR Books), and others.
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