A Guide to Low-Impact Camping and Hiking
Laura and Guy Waterman
Foreword by Bill McKibben
When Backwood Ethics was first published in 1979, the Watermans' "new ethic" was enthusiastically received by environmentalists, hikers, and wilderness managers. This expanded edition brings the basics of low-impact hiking, camping and cooking, and alpine management into the 1990s. Here the authors take a fresh look at ways to protect the physical environment of our mountains and backcountry.
"The Watermans provide great insight throughout their fine book. Take it to heart and not only will you leave the woods in better shape, you will leave the woods with better memories."
—Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
280 pages, paperback