This is not another backpacking gear book. Backpacking the Light Way is for both beginner and advanced backpackers who want to pack more efficiently, carry less weight, still be fully prepared for contingencies, and have more fun in the backcountry. It will benefit instructors and guides by giving them methods to teach their clients, and it will help them refine their risk assessment and trip planning techniques. This book presents field-teste...

Justin Lichter, a.k.a. Trauma, divulges hundreds of valuable tips and advice based on his more than 35,000 miles of hiking across the country and beyond. Trail Tested is a comprehensive guide to hiking and backpacking. Whether you’re a new hiker looking for expert advice, an experienced hiker looking to hone your skills, or a thru-hiker gearing up for a 6-month trip, this book is packed with priceless information to make your trip a succ...

The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide by Andrew Skurka is already a classic backpacking book comparable to Colin Fletcher’s Complete Walker or Ray Jardine’s Trail Life. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Described by National Geographic as “one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet,” and named “Adventure...

When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker’s Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experi...

Afoot and Afield: Las Vegas and Southern Nevada: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide
Nevada , West / November 12, 2015

Beyond the bright lights of one of the city’s fastest growing metropolitan areas is some of the most rugged, beautiful, and remote country around. Popular destinations such as Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Death Valley, and Mt. Charles are covered, plus lesser-known areas such as Anniversary Narrows, Arrow Canyon, Bowl of Fire, and the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness. Each trip showcases the diversity of this region, from t...

Hiking Idaho: A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
Idaho , West / November 12, 2015

Lace up your boots and sample more than 100 trails in Idaho’s vast undeveloped backcountry and wilderness areas. Discover pink granite peaks of the Sawtooth Range, “big tree” country in the Selkirk Mountain rain forest, and Hells Canyon – the deepest gorge in North America. Idaho offers hikers some of the most magnificent and rugged mountain scenery in the Lower 48 as well as peaceful alpine meadows, sparkling...

The Backpackers Guide to Hawai’i (Kolowalu Books)
Hawaii , West / November 12, 2015

This book will take you where few people go—to active volcanoes, lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, secluded beaches, and windswept ridges and sea cliffs. Written in the same style and format as the successful The Hikers Guide to O‘ahu, this detailed, fully illustrated guide highlights ten of the best backpacking trips on the Big Island, Kaua‘i, Maui, and O‘ahu. Even those with years of experience hiking in the islands will find The...

Hiking Colorado: A Guide To The State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
Colorado , West / November 12, 2015

Lace up your boots and sample fifty of the finest trails Colorado has to offer. This hiker’s paradise offers not only rugged peaks and crystal clear alpine lakes, but also historic ruins and magnificent canyons. View the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park, journey to Colorado’s highest point at the top of Mount Elbert, hike beneath immense sandstone cliffs in Devils Canyon, or step back in time to North Am...