Cross country skiing and snowshoeing. They're two sports that have everything. They're easy to learn. They're safe. They're inexpensive. They're good for you. Best of all, they're fun. Cross country skiing and showshoeing combine the invigorating pleasure of outdoor exercise with the awesome beauty and serenity of the winter landscape. It's not wonder they're fast becoming the most popular forms of winter recreation in the world.
In this new book, Erwin Bauer gives you a total of 14 chapters on the how, what, where, and when of cross-country skiing and showshoeing. Techniques for both sports; tips on equipment, clothing, and accessories; how to find and build trails, camping and overnighting in the snow; how to cope with several common winter emergencies and one common one--avalanche; how to use your mobility in the snow to improve your hunting and fishing prospects. There's even a chapter on wildlife watching and photography.
A special feature of the book is the two final chapters listing more than 200 individual resorts and parks for cross country tourers in the United States and Canada. Each entry includes a general cost description, information on the number and extent of trails, and notes on the availability of lodgings equipment rentals, and instruction.