Hike Smart: Tips and Tactics for Improving Your Treks

Hike Smart: Tips and Tactics for Improving Your Treks

by Ann Marie Brown, Terra Breeden

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Overview

Are you a first-timer about to take your inaugural trek? Are you a veteran hiker looking to be even more efficient when enjoying the sport you love? Are you someone in between? Then look no further than expert trekker Ann Brown’s Hike Smart, the definitive guide to efficient and enjoyable hiking for all levels of experience.

Compiling knowledge from more than thirty years of hiking, Hike Smart includes hundreds of tips, tactics, and techniques all aimed at helping you become a better hiker. Within these pages, you’ll find:

• Dozens of trail dos and don’ts
• Pointers on choosing the right gear for your hike—with an emphasis on boots and packs
• Advice on negotiating different terrains
• Recommendations on how-to deal with unexpected on-trail situations
• Stories and interviews from hikers who’ve conquered tough trails
• Beautiful color photos of some of America’s most majestic hikes
• And much more!

So whether you’re about to embark on your first hike or your hundred-and-first, Hike Smart is the only guide you’ll need to ensure that you have your most enjoyable, and smartest trek yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510708518
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,218,988
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ann Marie Brown is the author of more than thirteen hiking guide books and is a dedicated California outdoorswoman. She hikes, bikes, and camps more than 150 days each year in an effort to avoid routine, complacency, and getting a real job. Brown’s work has appeared in Sunset, VIA, Backpacker, and California magazines. She regularly writes and edits for several environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and National Resources Defense Council. Brown lives in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Risk and Rescue 1

Chapter 2 Wilderness Smarts 27

Chapter 3 Boots, Blisters, and Foot Care 65

Chapter 4 Gear That Matters 81

Chapter 5 Water and Food 121

Chapter 6 Dealing with Critters 153

Chapter 7 Weather and Elements 179

Chapter 8 Navigation: Get Where You Want to Go 221

About the Authors 243

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