From the Back Cover
What reviewers said about the first edition:
"Novice outdoor enthusiasts will find indispensable information, seasoned outdoor travelers will pick up invaluable tips, and armchair adventurers will relish the ride."--Andrea Gabbard, outdoor author and editor
"A must for every outdoor bookshelf."--Outdoor Retailer
This unique hiking guide, a revised and expanded edition of The Dayhiker's Handbook, offers gear advice, terrain-specific tips, and real-world scenarios. Hodgson and Long's hiking stories from their global treks prepare you for the different demands and rewards of deserts, mountains, jungles, snow and ice, canyons, waterways, forests, and beaches. You'll be able to predict the difficulty of a hike, manage food and water, administer first aid, hike with children, and select clothing and gear. New chapters on long-distance hiking and camping make The Complete Hiker a comprehensive guide for anyone ready to put on their hiking boots and explore!
About the Author
John Long is an explorer, legendary rock climber, and bestselling author. His novella Rogue's Babylon was adapted into the movie Cliffhanger, starring Sylvester Stallone. His literary fiction has appeared in Granta and is widely anthologized. More than 750,000 copies of his outdoor guides are in print.
Michael Hodgson is one of America's best-known experts on outdoor recreation and wilderness skills. A former technical editor for Outdoor Retailer magazine and technical editor for Adventure West magazine, he is the author of eight previous books, including The Outdoor Family Fun Guide, and coauthor of Facing the Extreme.