Returning Customers

Welcome Back! Please login using your email address and password.

New Customers

Create an account and enjoy a faster checkout, keep an address book, view and track your orders and more.

The Mountaineers Books
The Mountaineers Books
Desert Sense

SKU #: pg46506


Be the first to review this product

Desert Sense
  • Free Shipping Available to ship now
  • FREE Store Pick-Up At any of our Tucson locations
Product Information


Like any desert aficionado, Bruce Grubbs is obsessed with water: how much to bring; how to carry it; how to conserve it; and how to find it in the backcountry. But desert exploration involves much more. Grubbs provides the knowledge and skills you need to move through this landscape with confidence.

In addition to techniques for hiking and mountain biking special to desert conditions, Grubbs tells how to prepare your vehicle for remote desert roads and how to avoid getting stuck in sand or busting a tire. He discusses navigating in the desert, "dry camping" skills, and techniques for minimum impact on this starkly beautiful but fragile environment. There are tips for dealing with desert heat-and cold-and other challenges (sharp spiny plants and venomous snakes are easy to avoid with a little preparation and know-how). But just in case, Grubbs troubleshoots the worst-case scenarios. Throughout, he gives an understanding of desert climate and seasons, and the unique plants and creatures at home in it.


  • Author: Bruce Grubbs
  • Techniques for traversing desert terrain-by vehicle, by mountain bike, or on foot
  • Strategies for comfort, safety, and survival in extreme conditions
  • Selecting gear and equipment for this special environment


Paperback173 pages
Date PublishedJanuary 10, 2005
Dimensions9 x 6 x 0.5 in

Overall Rating

Write a Review

Write Your Own Review

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars

No reviews yet