by Sid Marty
Switchbacks can be regarded as the Canadian equivalent of Desert Solitaire -- both Marty and Abbey worked for their respective country's park service, both disagreed strongly with the prevailing view of how parks should be run, and, most of all, both authors like to interleave stories and essays in order to create a well-rounded piece of literature. Of the two, Abbey is the more accomplished writer. Still, this is an interesting and fun book.
copyright © 2001 John Regehr