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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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.