The Mountaineers Books Desert Sense: Camping, Hiking and Biking in Hot, Dry Climates
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Like any desert aficionado, Bruce Grubbs is obsessed with water: how much to bring; how to carry it; how to conserve it; and how to find it in the backcountry. But desert exploration involves much more. Grubbs provides the knowledge and skills you need to move through this landscape with confidence. In addition to techniques for hiking and mountain biking special to desert conditions, Grubbs tells how to prepare your vehicle for remote desert roads and how to avoid getting stuck in sand or busting a tire. He discusses navigating in the desert, "dry camping" skills, and techniques for minimum impact on this starkly beautiful but fragile environment. There are tips for dealing with desert heat-and cold-and other challenges (sharp spiny plants and venomous snakes are easy to avoid with a little preparation and know-how). But just in case, Grubbs troubleshoots the worst-case scenarios. Throughout, he gives an understanding of desert climate and seasons, and the unique plants and creatures at home in it.
- Summit Hut
Mountaineers Books Books Desert Sense Bruce Grubbs Publisher 0898869730.
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.
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