DAYHIKER'S BOOKby Robert Wood, Warren Lloyd Dayton (Illustrator)
Nearly sixty million Americans have recently rediscovered the joys of walking - or dayhiking - because it's so easy, satisfying, productive, and adventurous. Dayhiking offers something for everyone - healthy and physical stimulation, relaxation, fitness, increased energy, lowered blood pressure, relief from stress, dependable weight loss, solitude, communion with nature, and a deep sense of achievement. It's also free, safe, and fun. No wonder dayhiking is America's newest outdoor sports boom.
This handy book shows you how to enjoy the full range of delightful dayhiking possibilities, from an exuberant five-minute jaunt on you lunch break to an all day trek in the wilderness.
Dayhiker describes seven basic types of walks (aerobics, 'quickies,' half days, full days, combinations, extended trips, and climbs). And it provides the expert tips you need to get the utmost from each. Other chapters cover the secrets of going light, where to go, what to take, trail manners, walking technique, hiking with children, reading the weather, route finding, and more. Special features include eating for greater energy and weight loss, and trailside first aid revolutionized through homeopathy.
- Ten Speed Press
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- 5.01(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)
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