Hiking Wyoming by Bill Hunger

By Bill Hunger

The one ebook for hikers that covers the whole nation comprises 25 new hikes for a complete of a hundred.

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If I had positively identified that mushroom, my friend and I wouldn't have spent the night vomiting and being too weak to raise a finger to do anything about it. If a certain person hadn't decided that 20 feet closer to the buffalo would afford a better picture. . well, you get the point. Planning, preparation, and common sense are the keys to backcountry safety. Make them constant and automatic, and you can enjoy Mother Nature and your backcountry experience to the fullest. Backcountry Ethics As a wilderness ranger I was often asked, "What is the worst situation hikers might encounter on their long trips into the backcountry?

Also, it's wisest to seek separate shelters and not cluster your entire group in one area. If a mishap does result from the storm, not everyone will be hurt, and there will be someone capable of rendering aid. Winds, violent and erratic, can rise at any moment, day or night. Be sure that you've visually checked the trees around your campsite to ascertain that none lean precariously toward your tent. Page 6 Are you prepared (footgear included) for 3 solid days of rain? For a hard freeze during the night?

And do crouch. Don't sit or lie on the ground While lightning almost never strikes a person, when it strikes the earth it creates erratic electrical currents that travel through the ground. Squatting on your rubber-soled boots better insulates you from the charges. Also, it's wisest to seek separate shelters and not cluster your entire group in one area. If a mishap does result from the storm, not everyone will be hurt, and there will be someone capable of rendering aid. Winds, violent and erratic, can rise at any moment, day or night.

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