The first of it’s kind for the region, the newly minted West Kootenay Touring Guide provides backcountry riders with complete descriptions of tours throughout the area: from Salmo-Creston Pass to Whitewater slack country and beyond. It features more info on locating the right trailhead, detailed directions for your skin up, options for your descent and more /images/maps to help orient you. And heck, it’s all in a handy chuck-in-your-pack, 100% recycled-paper format. How can you go wrong? The guide is available for purchase on line or at select retail shops throughout the region.