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Lighten Up!
Don Ladigan
May 2005
Book Description
Short, to the point, and humorously illustrated by famed outdoor illustrator Mike Clelland, this book presents everything hikers and backpackers need to be safe, comfortable, and well-fed while carrying a very small and lightweight pack.

Frommer's Rocky Mountain National Park
Barbara Laine
April 2005
"Amazingly easy to use. Very portable, very complete." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
A compact guide to a popular U.S. National Park Shows people how to make the most of a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, which had more than 3 million visitors in 2003 Features guidance on trip planning, park orientation and highlights, day hikes, backcountry excursions, and other activities-biking, fishing, winter sports, and more Delivers the scoop on lodging and camping inside and outside of the park as well as best bets for dining and a guide to park wildlife-all in a handy pocket-sized format

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Frommer's Algonquin Provincial Park, Second Edition (Frommer's Travel Guides Series)
Michelle N. Jones
March 2004
Book Description
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices. Frommer's. Your guide to a world of travel experience.

Put the Best of Frommer's Algonquin Provincial Park in Your Pocket. Detailed, accurate maps, plus a fully illustrated guide to help you spot moose, American black bear, Algonquin wolf, and more.

The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated
Rick Curtis
May 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Chapter 1: Trip Planning

•Group Size and Ability
•Location and Weather
•Expect the Unexpected
•Skill Development

•During the Trip
•On Your Return

•Trip Difficulty Rating

•Travel Logistics
•Choosing Campsites
•Estimating Travel Times
•Time Control Plan

•Resupply Issues



Planning a trip requires more than simply deciding where to go and when. Whether...

Waterfalls of the White Mountains: 30 Trips to 100 Waterfalls
Bruce Bolnick
May 1999
Laura and Guy Waterman, authors of "Forest and Craig"
Here are all the cascading torrents, the forest-bound rills, the well-known tourist attractions, and the often overlooked gems....Here is a book to treasure.

New England Living
[P]acked with maps, photographs, hiking, historical data, and good advice.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Hiking, Camping, and the Great Outdoors
Michael Mouland
Sept 1999
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Shows the reader everything they need to know to plan an outdoor excursion with minimum cost and fuss and maximum fun. The book gives advice on choosing a tent, sleeping bag and hiking boots; how to pack; and how to navigate trails with a compass and map. --This text refers to the Digital edition.

Discover Maine: AMC's Outdoor Traveler's Guide to the Pine Tree State
Ty Wivell
April 2006
Book Description
From the publishers of the best-selling Discover Acadia National Park comes Discover Maine, the ultimate guide to outdoor recreation in the Pine Tree State. Designed for active travelers seeking the best outdoor adventures Maine has to offer, this new guide describes sixty hiking, paddling, sea kayaking, and biking trips from the southern coast to the North Woods. Packed with insider information about the state's most popular destinations -- including Baxter State Park and Katahdin, Monhegan Island, and the Saco River-the guide also highlights lesser-known pockets of wilderness in each region. In fascinating sidebars on natural and cultural history, you'll learn about Maine's sporting camp tradition, the geology of the Maine coast, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, and more. Detailed descriptions of each...

The Ultralight Backpacker
Ryel Kestenbaum
June 2001
Book Description
Developed primarily for long-distance treks, the ultralight method is considered by many traditional backpackers as too austere. Author Ryel Kestenbaum shows that thanks to recent improvements in equipment design and manufacture, as well as in food processing, ultralight backpacking now offers a safe and comfortable alternative to traditional backpacking methods. In The Ultralight Backpacker, he dispels the myths surrounding this rapidly growing trend. Kestenbaum acquaints readers with the ultralight philosophy and shows how backpackers can once and for all do away with heavy packs and move quickly and comfortably on the trail, whether on a day-trip or season-long trek. He also provides the most complete survey available of ultralight equipment, clothing, and footwear, along with tips on how to select the...

New Jersey Parks, Forests, and Natural Areas: A Guide
Michael P. P. Brown
August 2004
Newark Star-Ledger
An important resource.

Mid-Atlantic Country
For those Turnpike habitués who’ve never understood why New Jersey is called the Garden State.

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Hiking and Backpacking
Karen Berger
Jan 1995
Book Description
Smart, instructive, and beautifully designed, every book in the Trailside Guide series contains the essential information readers need to master outdoor activities and have fun in the process. Norton proudly reissues these best-selling guides with fully revised "Sources & Resources" sections (including where to find the Web sites, gear, services, books, clubs, and organizations that make for foolproof outings); updates to reflect the latest in gear technology, wilderness medicine, and first aid; and advances in techniques. You can take it with you: Trailside Guides are designed to be used on the trail. Their handy size makes them easy to take along on outdoor adventures. Picture this: Trailside Guides show you how it's done. Each book has more than 100 color photographs and dozens of informative, full-color technical...

Parent's Guide to Hiking & Camping
Alice Cary
June 1997
Book Review
This unique guide has all the information any parents could need in order to enjoy the outdoors with their children. The author covers everything from car camping to backpacking to campsite fundamentals. Filled with color photos, drawings, helpful tips, and information about kid-specific products, this guide will lead parents every step of the way toward providing family-friendly outdoors experiences.

New Star-Ledger, 6 December 1998
Colorfully illustrated with good how-to directions and art, the books--which have durable plastic covers and water-resistant pages--cut to the chase of a given activity....The "Parents' Guide to Hiking & Camping" is a must-have for any inexperience adult camper intending to take children into the outdoors.

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Backwoods Ethics
Laura Waterman
Jan 2003
A classic of backpacking literature.

Humorous, intelligent, thoughtful and kindly...a down-to-earth guide to low-impact camping.

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Buck Wilder's Small Twig Hiking and Camping Guide
Timothy R. Smith
June 1999
From School Library Journal
Gr 1-3--This so-called guide looks like a cross between Where's Waldo and "The Magic School Bus." Double-page spreads are packed with cutesy comic art in bright watercolors. Maps look more like game boards and have no real use. The section on basics is nothing more than pictures of all the required camp gear. Though the book looks like nonstop fun, it packs little information. Midway through, the content level picks up a little in sections on tracks, picking a campsite, building a campfire, and not getting lost. There are some good environmental tips, especially in the "Leave No Trace" section. However, Jim Arnosky's Crinkleroot's Guide to Walking in Wild Places (S & S, 1990), Patrick McManus's Kid Camping from Aaaaiii! to Zip (Avon, 1991), Laurie Carlson's Kids Camp! (Chicago Review, 1995), or Lynne...

Lightweight Backpacking & Camping
George Cole
Jan 2006
Mike Clelland! National Outdoor Leadership School
"...after reading this book my pack weight plummeted and I've entered a new league of lightweight experts."

Demitrious Coupounas, CEO & Founder, GoLite
"This is a rigorous, thorough, sober treatise...many will lighten up and enjoy the outdoors with more confidence and safety."

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The Essential Backpacker
Adrienne Hall
Dec 2000
Book Description
Featuring veteran hiker and popular author Adrienne Hall's signature fusion of expert advice, confidence-building anecdotes and insider information, The Essential Backpacker is the ideal beginner's guide for the millions who hit the hiking trail for the first time each year. Focusing on the basics but also providing a taste of advanced backpacking techniques, this clear-cut, handsomely illustrated handbook is packed with resources and allows novices to progress comfortably from debut day-hike to ambitious long-distance trek.

From the Back Cover

The Essential Series--Your Trusted Guides

As a self-sufficient backpacker, you can go wherever your feet will take you--to a wildflower meadow, a mountain summit, or the shore of a moonlit lake. The Essential...

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