Known for their “highly creative and opinionated writing,” as well as their spectacular photography and detailed directions, Hikingcamping.com founders, Kathy and Craig Copeland say this on their website: ”Boots, pack, and a guidebook. Those are the three essentials. Recognizing the guidebook’s importance to your enjoyment and safety, we’ve laboured to ensure ours are as well crafted as any boot, as thoughtfully engineered as any pack.
Guidebooks, by definition, should guide. To do that, they must winnow and recommend. There’s no reason for guidebooks to languish as an inferior subspecies of literature. And guidebooks, like the wild lands they describe, should stir you. Demand more of guidebooks. We do.”