* For beginning hikers
* Learn the "10 Essentials" every backcountry walker needs to carry
* Tips that will make your trail adventures safe and satisfying
What gear is needed? How do I find good trails for my fitness level? Where will I find partners? Will I be safe? Day Hiker's Handbook tells you everything you need to know to make smart decisions on the trail. Everyone can enjoy wilderness and the country's breathtaking national parks. This primer will get you started on what is likely to be a life-long passion.
Day hiking offers the combined benefits of exercise, outdoor experiences, quality time with friends and family, and the ultimate in affordability. This handbook will get you out on the trails with confidence.