Woman in the Wild
The Everywoman’s Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Backcountry Travel
Susan Joy Paul
About this book
Few experiences rival a grand outdoor adventure. Hiking into the wilderness, camping under the stars, and exploring the backcountry offer new challenges that awaken a woman’s spirit and test her soul.
Woman in the Wild: The Every Woman’s Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Backcountry Travel is the perfect companion for any woman looking to get into the backcountry lifestyle or level up her current active outdoor life.
Adventurer and guidebook author Susan Joy Paul provides real instruction for women of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to intermediate hikers and experienced mountaineers. She shares details gleaned from two decades of training and real-world experience, bringing together everything a woman needs to know to be safe, independent, and self-reliant at camp and on the trail. Five sections and twenty-five chapters cover hiking, camping, and backcountry travel from the basics to advanced skills.
- Backcountry Essentials: Learn what to wear, how to pack, and where to find hiking partners for your outdoor adventures
- You in the Wilderness: What every woman needs to know about nutrition, first aid, and personal care to stay healthy on the trail
- Pushing Off: Backcountry knowledge and skills around land navigation, terrain, and weather take your travels to the next level
- Reaching New Heights: Beyond the basics, understand how training, setting goals, and engaging strategies for success add a new and exciting dimension to your outdoor life
- Next Steps: Leave the flatlanders and fair-weather hikers behind with an introduction to high altitude mountaineering, winter camping, glacier travel, and more
The backcountry beckons, and women want to go. With Woman in the Wild, they can!
About this author
Susan Joy Paul has hiked, camped, and climbed around the United States and beyond, reaching the summits of more than 700 mountains. Her favorite routes include the Mountaineer's Route on Mount Whitney, the East Arête on Mount Russell, the Emmons Glacier on Mount Rainier, the Gooseneck Glacier on Gannett Peak, the Jamapa Glacier on Pico de Orizaba, the Ayoloco Glacier on Iztaccihuatl, and the Whymper Route to the Ventimilla summit on Chimborazo. Susan is the author of numerous guidebooks including Touring Colorado Hot Springs, Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado, and Climbing Colorado’s Mountains. She lives independently in Colorado Springs, Colorado.