Recommended Reading


  • Winterdance: the Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod Paulsen, Gary– Harcourt Brace 1994
  • Woodsong Paulsen, Gary– Simon & Schuster 1990
  • Fan’s Guide to the Iditarod, A Hood, Mary H-Alpine 1996
  • Guide to Backpacking with Your Dog, A LaBelle, Charlene– Alpine 1992
  • Hiking With Your Dog Hoffman, Gary– ICS 1998 (Second Edition)
  • Hiking With Dogs (Falcon Guide) Mullally, Linda B– Falcon 1999
  • Hiking With Your Dog Lerner, Richard DVM– Menasha Ridge 1994 (Revised Edition)
  • Ruffing It: the Complete Guide to Camping with Dogs Richmond, Mardi; Barash, Melanee L– Alpine 1998
  • Field Guide : Dog First Aid Emergency Care for the Hunting, Working, and Outdoor Dog Acker, Randy DVM– Wilderness Adventures 1994
  • Your Dog in Harness Fishback-Riley, Mel– Andanac Sleds and Equipment 1990
  • Complete Idiot’s Guide to a Well-Trained Dog, The Volhard, Jack; Volhard, Wendy– Howell 1999 (Actually, any of the Idiot’s Guide or for Dummies books are good, despite the titles. This is the one I own)
  • Calming Signals Rugaas, Turid– Legacy By Mail 1997
  • Art of Raising a Puppy, The The Monks of New Skete– Little Brown and Company 1991
  • How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend The Monks of New Skete– Little Brown and Company 1978
  • Mushing-the Magazine of Dog-Powered Sports Stellar Communications

General Hiking/Outdoors-

  • Complete Walker III Fletcher, Colin– Random House 1984
  • Following the North Country National Scenic Trail Boyd, Wes– North Counrty Trail Association 1999
  • Trail Atlas of Michigan: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, and Nature Trails Hansen, Dennis R– Hansen 1999 (Second Edition)
  • The Essential Outdoor Gear Manual- Equipment Care, Repair and Selection Getchell, Annie and Getchell, David Jr.-Ragged Mountain 2000 (Second Edition)
  • Complete Hiker, The Long, John and Hodgson, Michael– Ragged Mountain 2000
  • Taking Care of Outdoor Gear Editors of Stackpole Books– Stackpole 1983
  • Michigan State Parks a Complete Recreation Guide DuFresne, Jim– Mountaineers 1998 (Second Edition)
  • 50 Hikes in Michigan DuFresne, Jim– Backcountry 1999 (Second Edition)
  • Backpacking in Michigan Allen, Pat and DeRuiter, Gerald L.– University of Michigan 1989 (Second Edition)
  • Knots For Hikers and Backpackers Logue, Frank; Logue, Victoria– Menasha Ridge 1994
  • Foghorn Outdoors: Camper’s Companion: Your Guide to Planning now and Playing Later Greenspan, Rick; Kahn, Hal– Avalon Travel 2000 (Fourth Edition)
  • Lipsmackin’ Backpackin’ : Lightweight, Trail-Tested Recipes for Backcountry Trips Conners, Tim; Conners, Christine– Falcon 2000

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