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Essential Guide to Winter Recreation

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Essential Guide to Winter Recreation

Learn the Skills You Need—Hiking, Snowshoeing, First Aid, and More—for a Safe and Adventurous Season Outdoors

Winter opens up a whole new world of outdoor adventures, from snowshoeing across a pristine panorama to fat biking through a powdery vale. Embracing these dramatic landscapes might seem beyond the reach of the casual outdoor lover, but learning basic techniques will help hikers, snowshoers, campers, skiers, backpackers, and other recreationists of all skill levels get the most out of the season—safely and with confidence.

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Winter opens up a whole new world of outdoor adventures, from snowshoeing across a pristine panorama to fat biking through a powdery vale. Embracing these dramatic landscapes might seem beyond the reach of the casual outdoor lover, but learning basic techniques will help hikers, snowshoers, campers, skiers, backpackers, and other recreationists of all skill levels get the most out of the season—safely and with confidence.

This accessible guide by Baxter State Park ranger Andrew Vietze walks you through planning outdoor winter adventures of all kinds, with practical advice emphasizing preparation, safety, outdoor stewardship, and fun. You’ll learn when to go, what you’ll need to stay warm and dry, how to navigate, where to make camp, how to read the weather, and what to eat to stay energized.

You’ll also find instruction on snowshoeing, skiing, building your own gear-hauling sled, and other handy skills that will boost your cold-weather mastery. Whether you’re planning a weeklong backpacking trip in the mountains or want to dip a toe into winter day-hiking, let this unintimidating manual from the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Northeast’s most trusted source in outdoor recreation, be your guide.

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About the Author Andrew Vietze is a writer and Baxter State Park ranger who spends six months a year in the wilds surrounding Maine’s highest mountain, Katahdin. He has written more than a dozen books, including Boon Island: A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism , winner of the 2013 Independent publisher Book Award, and Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America’s 26th President.
Publisher Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Edition 1st
ISBN-13 9781628420517

About the Author

Andrew Vietze is a writer and Baxter State Park ranger who spends six months a year in the wilds surrounding Maine’s highest mountain, Katahdin. He has written more than a dozen books, including Boon Island: A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism , winner of the 2013 Independent publisher Book Award, and Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America’s 26th President.