Trail Tested Softcover book

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Visually stunning wisdom and advice from one of the GREAT hikers of our time.

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Justin Lichter, aka "Trauma",  is a truly amazing person and hiker.  His achievements are many.  This book is his way of giving back to hikers everywhere. Trail Tested is chock full of all kinds of useful tips, advice, tricks and techniques and will be useful to anyone who's ever put on a backpack and put one foot in front of the other.  Trail Tested is a beautifully made, smartly organized, and perfectly executed hikers resource.  Loaded with color photos and images on nearly every page, chock full of how to's and how NOT to's,  we suggest putting this book in plain sight on your side table because you will want to look through it again and again.   


“One of the most comprehensive looks into the world of hiking every created by one of the sports most accomplished athletes!  Trail Tested is an excellent guide for any hiking enthusiast from beginner to expert.  Learn in one exciting read what it took Trauma thousands and thousand of hard earned miles to learn.”

- Eric Larsen, Polar explorer, Educator and Lecturer, Outside Magazine's Eco All Star in 2008

“Equally at home on a coffee table or as an educational tutorial Trail Tested is a must read for anyone passionate about outdoor pursuits and exploration.  Through a stunning array of striking photography, personal anecdotes and definitive know-how, Trauma's comprehensive manual sets a new standard and reaches audiences from the novice camper to the intrepid trekker, impelling them to seek wild places of their own.”

- Shawn Forry aka "Pepper", Triple Crowner, Outward bound Lead Instructor

Trail Tested is a visually stunning foray into the realities of long-distance hiking.  Justin Lichter's 35,000 miles of hiking experience and trail tested wisdom come through in every page.  Trail Tested is great for both day hikers and hikers that will be out for many many days.”

- Lawton Grinter aka "Disco", Triple Crowner,  Director and Editor of The Walkumentary, Author of I Hike

“...this book is probably the most important outdoor field guide that has come off the presses since the first release of The Complete Walker, by Colin Fletcher in 1968..”

- Winton Porter, Georgia Author of the year 2010 for Just  Passin' Thru, Owner of Mountain Crossings at Neels Gap on the Appalachian Trail 

“There is no one I would trust more than Trauma to give valuable and experienced advice on hiking...”

- TJeff Knight, Granite Gear CEO, Co-Founder and Designer


Running time

  • 217 spectacular pages
  • 9" (23 cm) x 8.5" (21.6 cm)
  • 23.45 oz (665g) Average weight



  • Soft Cover 
  • Packed with valuable "how to" information
  • Great teaching tool
  • Tons of color images


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