The Mountaineers Books Desert Sense: Camping, Hiking and Biking in Hot, Dry Climates

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In Desert Sense: Skills for Camping, Hiking, and Biking, Bruce Grubbs provides the knowledge and skills you need to move through the desert landscape with confidence.

- Mountain Gear

Make your way in the desert by vehicle, by bike or on foot. Author: Bruce Grubbs. Softcover; 173 pages; black-and-white photographs. The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2004. Techniques for hiking and mountain biking in desert terrain. How to prepare your vehicle for desert roads (no getting stuck in the sand or blowing a tire). Tips for dealing with desert heat--and cold--and other challenges. Navigating in the desert, "dry camping" skills and techniques for minimum impact. Selecting gear and equipment for desert conditions. Troubleshooting worst-case scenarios. Knowledge and skills you need to move through this extreme landscape in comfort and safety. Throughout, you'll get an understanding of the desert's stark beauty and the unique plants and creatures who call it home.

- REI