Trailside Guide Hiking And Backpacking by KAREN BERGERTrailside Guide Hiking And Backpacking by KAREN BERGER

Trailside Guide Hiking And Backpacking


Paperback | December 31, 1998

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Norton proudly reissues these best-selling guides with fully revised "Sources & Resources" sections (including where to find the Web sites, gear, services, books, clubs, and organizations that make for foolproof outings); updates to reflect the latest in gear technology, wilderness medicine, and first aid; and advances in techniques. You can take it with you: Trailside Guides are designed to be used on the trail. Their handy size makes them easy to take along on outdoor adventures. Picture this: Trailside Guides show you how it's done. Each book has more than 100 color photographs and dozens of informative, full-color technical illustrations you'll refer to again and again. Buying Guide: Each Guide has all the information readers need to make informed decisions about what gear is available, and what they should buy. Step-by-step: Tutorials take readers through every aspect of a given outdoor activity. Each Guide covers planning and preparing for a trip, getting in shape, technique, safety, and first-aid tips, and how to have more fun along the way! Easy to use: Trailside Guides provide information quickly. Every book contains detailed illustrations, information-packed sidebars, and a complete index and bibliography. Technique tips: Any physical activity is more fun when it's done right. Trailside Guides are written by experts and contain lucid explanations that help the reader quickly achieve proficiency. It's a big world out there. Get into it with the Trailside Guides.
Karen Berger, author of the best-selling Hiking and Backpacking: A Trailside Guide, has hiked over 15,000 miles, including the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.
Title:Trailside Guide Hiking And BackpackingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 0.55 inPublished:December 31, 1998Publisher:WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393313344

ISBN - 13:9780393313345


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book The content of the book is well designed, so that you can use its knowledge later on when technology advances. The targeted crowd varies from beginners to medium-level hikers. However, expert hikers might even learn a couple of tricks here and there. What I really loved about this book, is the way it is written. It's plain and simple; illustrated nicely and goes straight to the point. I recommend this book as a first buy (and a XXth buy). Furthermore, the pricing is very small compared to others (about 30$) and well worth it!
Date published: 2003-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Before You Hit the Trail Hit This Book. Everyone who hikes (including yours truly) thinks they know what they’re doing. Bears? No problem! Snow? Piece of cake! Trail grub? Are you kidding?! Well, I’ll tell you after reading Hiking and Backpacking: A Complete Guide by Karen Berger, I quickly realized how much more I need to know. This book is essential reading for those just realizing how wonderful backpacking is, the new found outdoor enthusiast who is going to embark on his or her first multi-day hike. It is also a fascinating and entertaining guide for those of us who’ve hiked many miles already but wouldn’t mind a total and comprehensive book of great advice from someone whose been there and done that. Karen Berger has hiked thousands of miles of trail, over many different terrains and altitudes and her wealth of experience makes Hiking and Backpacking: A Complete Guide, such a great book to have. It will take you through which gear to choose and how to choose it, offer tips on handling different types of terrain and weat
Date published: 2002-09-24

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Never before have so many people wanted to experience the wild corners of America. One of the best ways to do this is by taking a hike in the great outdoors. Hiking and Backpacking: A Complete Guide offers the tools and the skills to get you hiking. Packed with imaginative ideas for enjoying day hikes and long-distance treks, beginners and pros will benefit from this invaluable guide.