The Rocky Mountains that run along the western portion of the North American heartland represent the geological backbone of the continent. Famed for the dramatic beauty of their sweeping vistas, the Rockies are also harsh and unforgiving to those who are unprepared to venture out into their more remote passes, valleys, and ridges. Even the most experienced high-altitude trekkers will benefit from this informative guide. Beautifully illustrated and easy-to-use, this reference covers the region's most familiar and widespread species of edible berries, nuts, leaves, and roots. Laminated for durability in all weather conditions, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is an essential companion for educators, learners, naturalists, hikers, and trekkers, while doubling as a useful plant identification tool. Also included are tips for harvesting and preparing plants' edible parts, as well as a section on poisonous and contact-poisonous plants to avoid. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Writer and Bushcraft/survival specialist, Jason Schwartz is the founder of Rocky Mountain Bushcraft, a blog that features articles, news stories, outdoor tips and product reviews written from a Bushcraft and wilderness survival perspective. Schwartz is a former Red Cross certified Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor, and has taught Bushcraft and wilderness survival techniques to the Longmont, Colorado Troop of the Boy Scouts of America. He has also interned with the US Forest Service as a forestry technician, and studied outdoor recreation, wilderness survival, forestry and wildland firefighting at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, Colorado. In addition, Jason is a regular contributor at Backpacker Magazine, where he shares his expertise on Bushcraft and wilderness survival.