Alaska on Foot: Wilderness Techniques for the Far North

Alaska on Foot: Wilderness Techniques for the Far North

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by Erik Molvar
     
 

One of the last great wildernesses in the world and a backpacker's paradise, Alaska is also a land of extremes.
Before you head out to this last frontier, there are some important things to know: how to prepare and plan for your trip, how to decide where to go, and how to safely make the most of the experience. Alaska on Foot contains information on: map

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One of the last great wildernesses in the world and a backpacker's paradise, Alaska is also a land of extremes.
Before you head out to this last frontier, there are some important things to know: how to prepare and plan for your trip, how to decide where to go, and how to safely make the most of the experience. Alaska on Foot contains information on: map and compass skills, cross-country travel techniques, "leave no trace" camping practices, stream crossing, bear encounters, tips on finding edible plants, locating salmon runs, and interpreting animal signs, and much more!

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Debbie Miller
“Alaska on Foot is an excellent resource guide for the backcountry wilderness traveler. From navigation techniques and glacier travel, to wildlife-viewing and treading lightly on the land, this guide is packed with useful information.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881503517
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Alaska on Foot: Wilderness Techniques for the Far North 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SuburbanMountaineer More than 1 year ago
I bought this book prior to my visit to south central Alaska in 2004. At the time it was one of the few books on dealing with backcountry Alaska in the outfitter where I was gearing up; I added it to my arsenal just in case. That was a serious under-estimation. Molvar "gets" Alaskan cross-country travel, as well as the far north in general and applies to the Yukon and probably parts of northern Europe as well. I have appreciated its wisdom even more reflecting back on my visit.