Trailmaster John McKinney has written the most comprehensive guide to America's most popular outdoor activity. This book has something for everyone - from the hiking basics for beginners and the health benefits of hiking, to expert tips for foot care and planning hikes for children. Practical advice is interwoven with humor and trail mix recipes, to make an enjoyable and complete book that will appeal to people of all ages, ability, and experience levels. John McKinney is the author of a dozen books about walking, hiking and nature, including a series of day hiking guides to California. He writes articles and commentaries about hiking for national publications, and promotes hiking and conservation on radio and television.McKinney, John is the author of 'Joy Of Hiking Hiking The Trailmaster Way', published 2005 under ISBN 9780899973852 and ISBN 089997385X.