* Contains pre-trip, during the trip, and post-trip strategies for long-distance hiking
* Buck Tilton is a well-known outdoor writer and a contributing editor for Backpacker magazine
Trekking, n.: A wilderness excursion of 5-6 days or more where the focus is on the journey rather than the destination.
Trekking is an experience-and distinctly different than thru-hiking long (hundred- or thousand-mile) trails in the preparation, lifestyle, and time commitments involved. Buck Tilton takes you from planning the route (linking trails or finding loops) to tactical considerations (menus/ration planning, resupply, going lightweight) to making the most of your journey (life on the trail and the etiquette of section-hiking long trails).
Buck Tilton, M.S., is the award-winning author of more than fifteen books, including Don't Get Sick (with Rick Bennett, Ph.D.) and Don't Get Bitten. He is a co-founder of the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
|Publisher:||Mountaineers Books, The|
|Series:||Backpacker Magazine Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
BUCK TILTON is the author of many books including Don't Get Poisoned, Don't Get Sunburned, Don't Get Sick, Tent and Car Camper's Handbook, and Trekker's Handbook. He writes the "Ask the Doctor" column in Backpacker magazine, and is a regular contributor to Camping Life magazine.