Essential Guide to Winter Recreation
Winter opens up a whole new world of beauty and adventure: the sparkle of new-fallen snow on tree boughs, the spectacular panorama of white mountaintops, and the invigorating chill of morning air. While anyone can experience the thrill of winter, there are some basic techniques that will help hikers, snowshoers, campers, skiers, backpackers, and other recreationists get the most out of the season-safely and with confidence. This comprehensive guide by Baxter State Park ranger Andrew Vietze walks you through planning outdoor adventures of all kinds, with practical advice that emphasizes preparation, safety, outdoor stewardship, and fun. You''ll learn when to go, what gear and clothing to bring, the essentials of staying warm and dry, how to navigate, and what to eat to stay energized in winter weather. Essential Guide to Winter Recreation also offers special instruction on snowshoeing, skiing, and other winter recreation. Whether you''re planning a group backcountry trip or you want to dip a toe into cold-weather day-hiking, Essential Guide to Winter Recreation will become your trusted source for all of your winter outdoor adventures.