What you need to get to wilderness areas are topographical maps, a compass, and the basic knowledge of how to use them. This is an ideal guide to using a map and compass, as well as safely exploring the outdoors while preserving the natural splendor of our wilderness areas. It includes reading a topographical map, using a compass, navigating in the field, planning an outing, and understanding the weather. It is a good basic book on the topic. 160 pages with 40 B&W photos and 37 drawings. 5" x 8".