Backpacker Long Trails

Backpacker Long Trails Author Backpacker Magazine
ISBN-10 9781493028733
Year 2017-04-15
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Including trail-proven advice from one of North America’s leading authorities on long-distance hiking, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas—the women’s speed record holder for the Appalachian Trail—, Backpacker’s Long Trails walks you through everything you need to know to conduct an efficient, fun, and safe thru-hike. Whether you’re planning to attempt the Pacific Crest Trail, or just your first multi-day long weekend hike, this book will help you plan and prepare for the trip more effectively.

Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast

Backpacker The National Parks Coast to Coast Author Backpacker Magazine
ISBN-10 9781493026937
Year 2016-04-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Explore the crystal clear waters on the Summit Lakes Trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park, take in the expansive views at Shenandoah National Park’s Old Rag Mountain, or traverse the sandstone cliffs at Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. Choose your adventure from any of the forty-four national parks profiled throughout the book. This book delivers jaw-dropping photos, detailed hike descriptions and maps, ranger essays, and more, all of which combine to create an intimate look at the best our national parks have to offer.

Backpacker The Complete Guide to Backpacking

Backpacker The Complete Guide to Backpacking Author Backpacker Magazine
ISBN-10 9781493025985
Year 2016-10-30
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Backpacker Magazine’sThe Complete Guide to Backpacking combines and distills the most useful and relevant skills necessary for backpacking in one easy to use guide, from the most respected authority on backpacking— Backpacker magazine. From detailed descriptions of what to pack and how to pack it, to navigation and campsite cooking, to managing outdoor hazards and more, The Complete Guide to Backpacking is the definitive resource for Backpacking-related know-how.

Voices of the Colorado Trail

Voices of the Colorado Trail Author David W. Fanning
ISBN-10 0966238397
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher Coyote Book Publishing
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The answer to the question of why hike or bike a long trail like The Colorado Trail is as unique as the individual traveler. Yet there is a common theme to the answers. All whisper of adventure, challenge, and personal transformation. The voices here were collected with on-trail interviews with over 60 hikers and mountain bike riders.

Trail Tested

Trail Tested Author Justin Lichter
ISBN-10 9780762794171
Year 2013-05-21
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Hundreds of valuable tips and advice based on Justin Lichter's more than 35,000 miles of hiking across the country and beyond. Whether you're a new hiker looking for expert advice, an experienced hiker looking to hone your skills, or a thru-hiker gearing up for a 6-month trip, this book is packed with priceless information to make your trip a successful and comfortable one.

Ultralight Survival Kit

Ultralight Survival Kit Author Justin Lichter
ISBN-10 9781493007660
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Ultralight Survival Kit is the first book of backpacking tips that is itself ultralight! It focuses on all of the skills and techniques that hikers and backpackers would want at their fingertips while in the outdoors. Perfect for backpackers from beginner to advanced, this book contains: Worst-case-scenario advice you’d want handy if stuck in a precarious situation. Tips for the most common trail concerns, from lightning to blisters. Suggestions for keeping your pack light or ultralight without sacrificing the must-haves Topics like: how to identify/treat reactions to poisonous plants, how to handle animal encounters, how to identify animal tracks, how to build a fire, need-to-know essential knots, how to predict weather patterns, how to repair or replace gear with limited materials, and how to deal with the elements when you don’t have a lot of gear on your back The book is formatted to make learning easy and user-friendly. This pocket-size book of tips is convenient to carry with you should you desire, but also includes advice you can easily digest ahead of time than add weight to your pack. The information is time tested in more than 35,000 miles of hiking experience. Readers will be able to adapt their surroundings to the techniques shown in the book and safely overcome challenges that may otherwise have turned them back.

Families on Foot

Families on Foot Author Jennifer Pharr Davis
ISBN-10 9781493026722
Year 2017-03-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Families on Foot is an interactive guide for families to help motivate children to enjoy hiking and walking in nature. The progressive book would outline basic steps to help families with kids grow from beginner to intermediate hikers and to cultivate a love and enthusiasm for the outdoors. (Going beyond this to “advanced hiker” is beyond the scope of this book and the need for families.) Elements include a basic checklist of gear and safety needs, simple exercises for the whole family to prep for getting out on the trail, real life stories (perhaps crowdsourced from the AHS community), and ideas and activities for making the experience fun for kids of all ages. Chock full of aspirational color photography featuring diverse people and kids, the book is also practical in nature, offering information on gear checklists and how to use GPS, read a map, and predict weather before going out on the trail. It would feature experiences in everything from neighborhood parks to secluded trails. Additionally, the book reflects the hallmarks of the American Hiking Society, with whom we would work to make this book a success.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking Author Jason Stevenson
ISBN-10 9781101222973
Year 2010-04-06
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A guide so thorough it will send you packing... Backpacking remains one of the most popular, and inexpensive, outdoor activities in America. The Complete Idiot's Guide (r) to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure. Covers planning, training, shopping and packing for the trip. -How to live on the trail -First aid and other safety tips -Practical time- and money-saving hints -What gear is necessary and what isn't -Special considerations when travelling with groups or pets

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Oregon

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail  Oregon Author Eli Boschetto
ISBN-10 9781594858772
Year 2016-12-15
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Mountaineers Books
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• Inspirational full-color guides with over 150 color photographs in each Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon is written by Eli Boschetto. A hiker, writer, and photographer, Eli reveled in going deep for Oregon! Since 2011, he has been the editor of Washington Trails magazine, which he manages from his home in Portland, Oregon. Eli is also a regional correspondent for Backpacker magazine. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) meanders from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. It’s a rigorous trail, first envisioned in 1926 and now encompassing some 2,650 miles. Each volume of this new series focuses on section-by-section pieces of the PCT and includes the following features: • Trail sections of 4- to 10-night trips • Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions • Easy-to-understand route maps and elevation profiles • Details on specific campsites and most-reliable water sources • Road access to and from various trail sections • Info on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more • Alternate routes and connecting trails • Clear references to the PCT’s established system of section letters, designating trail segments from Mexico to Canada—so you can easily cross-reference the guides with other PCT resources • Key wilderness sights along the way • Suggested itineraries

The Dirtbag Handbook

The Dirtbag Handbook Author Vanessa Runs
ISBN-10 1542754186
Year 2017-02-13
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Vanessa Runs, with her husband Shacky and their animal companions, lives without electric power, without running water, and primarily off-grid. This book contains all the tips, tricks and shortcuts Vanessa has accumulated after four years of nomadic full-time travel with her family throughout North America on a very restricted income. In these pages you will learn: * How to earn money on the road * Where to find free camping across the country * How to obtain food and how to store it without power * How to handle garbage and sewage * How to stay clean without running water * Life lessons learned the hard way * How to travel full-time with entitled pets * How to follow our adventures as they happen

I Hike

I Hike Author Lawton Grinter
ISBN-10 0985241500
Year 2012
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher
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“I never set out to hike 10,000 miles. It just sort of happened over the course of a decade.” And so goes Lawton Grinter’s compelling collection of short stories that have been over ten years and 10,000 trail miles in the making. I Hike brings the reader trailside with blissful moments on the highest mountain ridges to the mental lows of mosquito hell and into some peculiar situations that even seasoned hikers may find unbelievable. Between jobs and in search of something more, Lawton Grinter spent the better part of a decade hiking America’s longest trails. In doing so he came face to face with things that go bump in the night, the kindness of strangers, a close encounter with hypothermia and the absurd rights of passage common to the eccentric people that call themselves long-distance hikers. Anyone who's ever stepped off the pavement will appreciate these humorous and sometimes agonizing accounts of trail life. I Hike will make you laugh, cry, cringe and leave you wanting to read more!

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide 2nd Edition

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide  2nd Edition Author Andrew Skurka
ISBN-10 9781426217968
Year 2017-04-20
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Whether you're a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, hiking, or camping trip. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka--accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer--shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails, and the 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition.

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide

The Ultimate Hiker s Gear Guide Author Andrew Skurka
ISBN-10 9781426209895
Year 2012-02-21
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Described by National Geographic as “one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet,” and named “Adventurer of the Year” by Outside and “Person of the Year” by Backpacker, Skurka recounts what he’s learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance adventures, most recently a 4,700-mile 6-month loop around Alaska and Canada’s Yukon. Whether you’re a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior or a seasoned long-distance trekker, you’ll love this guide. Learn exactly what you need to carry – both on your back and between your ears – for all seasons and circumstances through a show-and-tell of clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, and more, as well as through detailed articles on foot care, campsite selection and hiking efficiency. Skurka’s practical and priceless recommendations give you all the tools and techniques you’ll need to hit the trail. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hiking Grand Teton National Park

Hiking Grand Teton National Park Author Bill Schneider
ISBN-10 9780762787692
Year 2012-06-05
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This is the authoritative guide to all hiking trails—from short, easy day trips to multi-day backcountry adventures—in Grand Teton National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, abundant wildlife and spectacular mountain vistas. Located in western Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park is one of America’s true wilderness gems. Look inside to find: • Hikes suited to every ability • Difficulty ratings, fees/permits, and best hiking seasons • A trail finder to help find just the right hike for you • Invaluable trip-planning information • Full-color photos throughout • Full-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail • GPS coordinates for all trailheads and backcountry campsites For more than thirty years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors.

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail a Comprehensive Guide to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Thru Hike

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail  a Comprehensive Guide to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Thru Hike Author Chris Cage
ISBN-10 152030062X
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher
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Everything you need to know to complete your thru-hike.The AT is a life changing experience and an amazing accomplishment. Half of the battle is proper preparation. This book is everything I wish I would have known before setting off on my thru-hike. Complete with personal tips and experiences.-Learn how to budget wisely, save money and not waste cash.-Know how to allocate 6 months of your time and plan your exit.-Master your gear with a massive guide on everything from your spork to your tent.-Understand clothing, layering and materials. -Hear about what life is really like on the trail.-Know which direction to go, when and why.-Familiarize yourself with a state by state breakdown of the trail.-Learn how to mentally prepare an optimistic framework for the "I-wanna-quit-days".-Understand the physical demands and methods to prevent injury.-Prepare yourself for the nutritional needs with food ideas and favorite meal plans. -Know the REAL dangers on the AT.-"Female Needs" section from AT record-holder Heather 'Anish' Anderson.And a whole lot more...