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Strap on your boots and get out on the trail! Drawing from personal experience, Michael W. Robbins describes what to expect when hiking in various terrains — from forests to fields and lake edges to mountains. Informative and fun, The Hiking Companion combines tips for trip planning, equipment, navigation, and safety with exciting stories of once-in-a-lifetime adventures. Whether you’re an expert hiker or setting out on your first overnighter, this inspiring guide is full of practical advice to make your next outing a success.
“Before you head out to tackle the terrain, leaf through The Hiking Companion for advice on avoiding classic beginner pitfalls.” — Self
“[C]onsider this hiking guide from Michael Robbins. He tells you how to hike smart, what to bring and where to go, as well as basic navigation, and trail etiquette.” — New Orleans Times-Picayune
“… easy to read and almost small enough to fit into a back pocket. It is an excellent reference for the beginning hiker or someone planning his/her first backpacking trip.” — Trail Walker
“ … the perfect combination of hardcore, down-to-earth, expert advice, with exciting stories of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that await you in the wild.” — Colgate Scene
“… the author entertains and informs. In addition to some basic advice, there’s the voice of experience suggesting historical research prior to your adventure … “