The complete walker III: the joys and techniques of hiking and backpacking

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Knopf, May 12, 1984 - Sports & Recreation - 668 pages
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This readable, thorough guide to hiking and backpacking first appeared in 1969 and is in its third edition. Filled with first-hand knowledge and sage advice on prices, quality and availability of equipment, changes in the backcountry, and the state of mind that Fletcher captures as no one else has. Another classic.

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User Review  - Michael Brady - Goodreads

The fact that much of my outdoor kit can be found in this excellent book speaks to its quality and my age. Read full review

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User Review  - Jack - Goodreads

One quote in one of Colin's walker series which talks much of thoughts during seclusion has never left me: HELL IS WHERE THE POLITICIANS ARE FRENCH - THE POLICE ARE ITALIAN - AND THE CHEFS ARE ENGLISH! Read full review



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Colin Fletcher was born in Wales and educated in England. He moved to California in 1956 after serving in the Royal Marines, farming in Kenya, surveying in Zimbabwe, and prospecting in northern and western Canada. He is the first man to have walked the length of Grand Canyon National Park within the canyon's rim. He is the author of numerous books on walking and the outdoors, including "The Thousand-Mile Summer, The Man Who Walked Through Time, River, The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher," and three previous editions of "The Complete Walker." He now lives in California.

Chip Rawlins has worked as a guide, outdoor instructor, range rider, firefighter, field hydrologist, and scientific editor. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Rawlins has written previous nonfiction books--"Sky's Witness: A Year in the Wind River Range" and "Broken Country: Mountains and Memory"--and poetry, with a recent award-winning book, "In Gravity National Park." He served as president of the Wyoming Outdoor Council and on the board of directors of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He lives in Laramie, Wyoming.

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