The Mountaineers Books Day Hiker's Handbook
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Whether you are new to the trail or an expert in the making, Backpacker Magazine's Day Hiker's Handbook will answer all of your questions and more. Author: Michael Lanza. Softcover; 173 pages; black-and-white photographs. The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2003. Includes information about: the best way to load a backpack, how to choose boots, packs, trail clothes and first-aid kit contents. Discussions about minimum impact and trail ethics, eating on the trail, the difference between waterproof and water-resistant. Different kinds of navigation tools and the best uses of each, getting caught hiking in the dark, meeting an animal on the trail. How to cross a hip-deep stream and preparing for wintertime hiking.
Day Hiker's Handbook by Michael Lanza tells you everything you need to know to make smart decisions on the trail. Learn how to find a hiking club or locate partners suited to your specific abilities. Dayhiking offers the combined benefits of exercise, outdoor experiences, quality time with friends and family, and the ultimate in affordability. This handbook will get you out on the trails with confidence.
- Mountain Gear