Alaska on Foot (Paperback)

Wilderness Techniques for the Far North (Hiking & Climbing)

By Erik Molvar, Elayne Sears (Illustrator)

Countryman Press, 9780881503517, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 1996

List Price: 15.00*
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One of the last great wildernesses in the world and a backpacker's paradise, Alaska is also a land of extremes. Before you head out to this last frontier, there are some important things to know: how to prepare and plan for your trip, how to decide where to go, and how to safely make the most of the experience. The guide contains information on: map and compass skills; cross-country travel techniques; leave no trace camping practices; stream crossings; bear encounters; and tips on finding edible plants, locating salmon runs, and interpreting animal signs.