This pocket-sized book explains how to enjoy hiking and exploring the American desert. Written for both beginners and experts, everyone will find useful information on driving desert roads, trip planning, maps, hot weather and cross country hiking, what kind of tent and sleeping bag to use, how to find water, and much more. Bruce Grubbs is an avid hiker who has been exploring the American desert for over 30 years. An outdoor writer and photographer, he's written several other FalconGuides. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.