Legendary Maine Guide Gil Gilpatrick offers you the benefit of his 65 years of wilderness wisdom in this comprehensive guide. Freshly revised and expanded with new color photography, this handbook includes expertise from a seasoned team of professionals in year-round hiking, camping, canoeing, hunting, and fishing. Master Guide Handbook to Outdoor Adventure Trips takes you step-by-step through every stage of planning and conducting a successful outdoors experience. It's packed with field-tested advice, handy checklists, real-life stories, and practical examples. Wilderness leadership skills are essential for anyone who plans to spend more than a day in the woods. This is a book that helps all types of outdoor leaders to help others. Even if you are not a professional guide, you'll use the advice in these pages to keep your friends and family safe while you enjoy your time outdoors together.