Table of contents for The joy of hiking : hiking the trailmaster way / John McKinney.

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Part One: Hiking The Trailmaster Way
 	1	Happy Trails	18
Life on the Trail	19
Why I Wrote This Book	22
Get More Out of Life	23
TRAIL WISDOM: Walk with Laughter	24
Hike Safely and Happily	25
The Trailmaster Way	26
 
 	2	Hiking for Good Health	27
Walking-the Best Preparation for Hiking	28
Walking is Good for the Body	28
Walking is Good for the Soul	29
Healthful Benefits of Hiking	29
Hike off Excess Weight	30
Hike for Lower Blood Pressure	30
Hiking Helps Prevent Osteoporosis	30
Hiking Slows the Aging Process	31
Hike for Improved Mental Health	31
Not Your Routine Walks	31
TRAIL WISDOM: Walk Until You're 99	32
 
 	3	Hiking in Good Spirit	33
Hike for Spiritual Renewal	33
In Search of Hiking Wisdom	34
Hiking is a Spiritual Path	36
Ten Ways to Happy Trails 	39
Part Two: Hitting the Trail
 	4 	Getting Ready 	43
What's a great hike?	44
For Happy Trails, Choose Your Hiking Experience	44
Choosing a Trail Guidebook	45
Getting the Most from a Trail Guidebook	45
Hiking Safety (Before You Go)	45
Planning Ahead	46
Gear to Keep in Your Vehicle	46
Backcountry Driving	47
Consider Alternate Transport to the Trailhead	48
Tourons	49
Trailhead Safety	50
Trailhead Parking Precautions	50
 	5 	All About Trails	52
Homage to Trail-blazers	53
Trails Today	54
Who Built the First Trails?	53
The Art and Science of Trail-building	55
Workin' on the Trail	56
Trail Terms	57
Trail Tools	58
Kinds of Trails	59
Trail Days	59
Trail Sign Language	61
Trail Right-of-Way	62
Marking the Trail	62
On Mountain Bikes	63
Accessible Trails	64
Trails Make Dollars and Sense	65
 
 	6 	On the Trail	67
Get to Know Yourself as a Hiker	67
Timing is Everything	68
Pacing Yourself	69
Miles per hour, Minutes per Mile	69
Adding up the Miles	69
Judging a Hike's Difficulty	69
Making the Grade	71
Estimating Hike Time	71
On Switchbacks	72
Tangible and Intangible Factors Affecting Hiking Speed	73
Elementary Trail Courtesy	74
Leave No Trace Principles of Outdoor Ethics	74
Taking Care on the Trail	75
Hiker Hygiene	76
Hiker Safety	77
Hiker Myths: Advice to Ignore	78
TRAIL WISDOM: Walk with Gratitude	79
 	7 	Hiking Solo or with Companions	80
Hiking Alone Compared with Hiking in Company	81
Hiking Solo	82
Tips for the Solo Hiker	83
Hiking with Others	83
Join a Hiking Club-or Start One	84
Canine Companions	85
TRAILMASTER TALE: Santa Ynez Valley Women Hikers	86
Walkin' the Dog: Where You Can and Can't	87
Trail Princesses 	88
 	8 	Hiking with Children	89
Get them Started Early	89
A Kids Life on the Trail, by SOPHIA ROSE MCKINNEY	89
Take a Family Walk or Hike	91
Kinds of Hikes Kids Like	92
Things Trail Kids Should Bring Along	93
A Few Tips for Parents	95
Trail-Tested Tips for Hiking with Children	96
TRAIL WISDOM: Walk as Children of Light	97
Bringing Baby	97
Boy Scout Hiking Merit Badge Requirements	98
 
Part Three: What to Take
 	9 	Gearing Up	101
Never Judge Ability by Apparel 	101
Gear Philosophy	102
Early Adaptors vs. Late Adaptors	102
Day Packs Defined	103
Packing Your Day Pack	105
Rain and Your Day Pack	105
Clothing: The Importance of Layering	106
Features of a Good Day Pack	106
Rainwear	108
Hats	108
Demystifying the Primary Fabrics	108
Footwear	109
Breaking-in Boots	110
If the Shoe Fits	111
All About Blisters	112
Socks	113
Hiking Sandals	114
Shoeless Wonders	114
Walking Sticks	115
Binoculars	117
Heart-rate Monitors	118
 	10 	Ten Essentials 	119
Remember the Ten Essentials-and Carry Them!	119
 1. Map	120
 2. Compass	120
 3. Water	120
 4. Extra Food	121
 5. -Extra Clothes and Raingear 	121
 6. First-Aid Kit	121
 7. Pocket Knife	122
 8. Sun Protection	122
 9. Flashlight	122
10. -Matches and Fire-starter	123
All About Sun Protection	123
 
 	11 	Food and Water	125
The Great Trail Mix Taste Test	125
Favorite Trail Foods	126
Fuel for the Trail	127
Nutrition Basics	128
Water 101	128
Dangers of Dehydration	129
Backcountry Water Treatment	130
 
Part Four: Taking Care on The Trail
 	12 	Finding Your Way	133
Get Oriented to the Land	133
Staying on the Trail	134
Locating a Lost Trail	135
Really Lost	135
Maps	136
Blow it Up!	137
Topographic Maps	137
Using a Map and Compass	138
GPS	140
Orienteering	140
Letterboxing	141
Geocaching	142
TRAILMASTER TALE: Lost Coast	142
 
 	13 	-Hiking Through the Seasons and in 
 		All Kinds of Weather	145
Four Season Hiking	145
Prolong Spring-Hike Uphill!	146
TRAIL WISDOM: Walk Where Spring Lingers	147
Mud Season	148
Autumn Hiking	149
Planning for an Autumn Hike	149
Hiking in the Rain	150
Rainbows	150
Lightning	152
Flash Floods	153
TRAILMASTER TALE: Zion in Winter	154
Cold-Weather Hiking	154
Dressing for a Cold Hike	155
Cold Weather Hiking Tips	156
Hypothermia	157
Hiking in Hot Weather	158
Tips to Beat the Heat	159
 	14 	Hiking over Special Terrain 	161
Lessons From a Rain Forest	161
Hikers Fall	162
Ups and Downs	163
The Rest Step	163
Rockin' Out: Hiking on Rocks	163
Streams: Crossing to Safety	164
Hiking on Snow and Ice	164
High Altitude Hiking	165
Altitude Sickness Indicators	166
High Altitude Sunlight	168
Desert Hiking	168
TRAIL WISDOM: Walk in the Desert	169
Hiking the Coast	169
Tide Book: A Must Read for Every Beach Hiker	170
 
 	15 	Wild Things	173
My Life as a Nature Film Writer	173
Watching Wildlife	174
Official Watchable Wildlife Areas	175
TRAIL WISDOM: Frog Days in the High Sierra	176
Hiking on the Edge Can be a Good Practice	175
Migrations of Whales and Butterflies 	175
Bird-watching	178
TRAILMASTER TALE: -Pink Flamingos at the 
Edge of the World	180
Big Things That Bite	179
Little Things That Bite	181
Ticks	182
Insect Repellents	183
Some Things about Stings	184
Poison Ivy and Poison Oak	185
Hay Fever	186
Hiking Bear Country	187
Part Five: Happy Trails Near and Far
 	16. 	America's Long-Distance Trails	191
Like a Trusted Friend, Always There for You	191
The Story Behind National Scenic Trails	192
 Appalachian National Scenic Trail	193
 Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail	194
 Continental Divide National Scenic Trail	195
 North Country National Scenic Trail	196
 Ice Age National Scenic Trail	197
 Florida National Scenic Trail	198
 Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail	200
 Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail	200
Cult of the Thru-Hiker	201
Four More Favorite Long-Distance Trails	202
 Vermont's Long Trail	202
 Oregon Coast Trail	204
 Wonderland Trail	205
 Ozark Highland Trail	207
 
 	17 	Hiking Europe	209
Why I Love Hiking in Europe	209
Hiking Europe Different From Hiking America	210
Great European Hikes	211
 Spain: Make a Pilgrimage on Camino de Santiago	211
 Provence: Pathways of the Impressionists	211
 The Loire: Go with the Flow	211
 Little Luxembourg: Big on Hiking	212
 Czech Republic: Check it Out	213
 Switzerland: Alpine Treasures and Pleasures	213
 Bella Tuscany: A Distinctive Way of Life	214
 Cinque Terre: Five Enchanted Lands	214
 Crete: Greek for Great Hiking	214
 Cyprus: You'll Love Hiking on Aphrodite's Isle	214
English 101 for Hikers	216
Great Hikes in Britain	217
 Cornwall: Britain's Best Climate and Coastal Trail	217
 Exmoor: It Delivers More	218
 The Cotswold Way: Through the Heart of England	219
 The Peak District: A Peak Experience	219
 The Lake District: Romantic Reservoirs of Calm	219
 Coast to Coast: Across England from Sea to Sea	220
 Wales: Wye Valley Wanderings	221
 Scotland: Hikers Reach for the Misty Island of Skye	221
 Shetland Islands: Undiscovered Coastal Trails	222
 Ireland: Ring of Kerry	223
 	18 	Hiking Holidays	225
Confessions of a Hiking Holiday Guide	225
Self-Guided Tours	227
Organized Tours	228
What is a Walking Vacation?	228
TRAILMASTER TALE: -A Honeymoon Hike in the 
Heart of England	229
Choosing Your Vacation Destination	230
A Hiking Holiday One Day at a Time	231
Seven Steps to a Wonderful Walking Vacation	232
Packing and Preparation	233
Adding it All Up	234
Evaluating a Walking-Hiking Vacation Company	235
 	19, 	Paths Less Taken	237
Happy Trails are Where You Find Them, Here's How	238
Join a Trail Work Party	238
TRAILMASTER TALE: Heli-hiking in the Bugaboos	238
Peak-bagging is Great Sport	239
Get a Lift from a Ski Lift	240
Rail Trails	240
Hike a Millennium Legacy Trail	241
Hiking the Less Popular National Parks	244
State High Points	246
TRAILMASTER TALE: Hiking the Holy Mountain	248
Make a Pilgrimage	249
Hike a National Historic Trail	250
Hike a Desert Park	252
Hike a Coastal Trail	254
Hike a Tropical Trail	257
 	20 	Trail Memories	261
Remembering Your Hike: Photos	262
Tips for Better Hiking Photos	263
Logbooks, Journals, Sketchbooks	264
 
 		Appendix: Trail Mix	267
Hiking Songs	267
Best Books for Practicalities and Inspiration	270
 		Hiking by the Numbers	273
 		Resources for Long-Distance Trails	274
 		Cyber Trails	276
 		Hiker Humor	278
 `		Walking Vacations and Hiking Holidays	282
 
 		Index	283

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Hiking -- Guidebooks.