Plan & Go | Lone Star Hiking Trail

All you need to know to complete Texas’ longest wilderness footpath
Plan & Go | Lone Star Hiking Trail

Author: Kevin Muschter
Publisher: Sandiburg Press
Series: Plan & Go Hiking

ISBN: 978-1-943-12601-9
Pages: 146
Retail price: $15.95

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Plan & Go | Lone Star Hiking Trail is the ultimate guide to hiking Texas’ longest wilderness footpath. In a clear and concise manner, the book describes the highlights and unique characteristics of the ‘LSHT’ and provides all the essential planning information to save you time and effort with your own preparations. Supported by step-by-step instructions and first-hand recommendations, you will be well-equipped and feel more confident about completing the 96+ miles in Sam Houston National Forest, whether in sections or as a whole.

The book provides answers to the following questions (and more):

  • What are the highlights of the LSHT?
  • How many days will it take me?
  • How do I navigate along the route?
  • What is the best time to go?
  • How do I organize transportation?
  • What are my camping options?
  • Where can I resupply food & water?

In addition, Plan & Go | Lone Star Hiking Trail offers practical advice on athletic training, which food to pack and in what quantities, how to select gear and which items work best, as well as various other essentials for the trail. The book further includes a compact trail guide and example hiking itineraries to help you create an itinerary that best suits your personal preferences. The wealth of facts and figures is topped off with the entertaining and motivating account of the author’s own 6-day LSHT adventure.

About the Author

Kevin Muschter is a seasoned backpacker who was first introduced to the fascinating world of hiking by his parents during family vacations in the beautiful Czech Giant Mountains and Saxon Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Europe. Inspired by those early adventures, Kevin went on to travel and explore Europe’s largest mountain range, the Alps, on foot and on skis throughout the years.
In 2011, he moved to San Diego, California, which quickly became his gateway to the Golden State’s vast and varied backcountry. Together with family and friends or solo, Kevin has since embarked on many backpacking adventures and multi-day trips in state parks, national forests, and of course the Sierra Nevada mountains. With a degree in business and IT, he is not only fascinated by the physical and mental challenges arising from hiking long distances, but also by streamlining all aspects of the planning process and trying out new advances in gear. To Kevin, hiking is a great way to escape the comfort zone and reconnect with nature while exploring remote and pristine corners of the world that are solely accessible on foot.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Summary of the Challenge
___a. Requirements
___b. Time
___c. Budget
3. What to Expect
___a. Trails & Navigation
___b. Points of Interest
___c. Weather
___d. Camping
___e. Water
___f. Safety
___g. Flora & Fauna
4. Long Lead Items
___a. Permits & Regulations
___b. Hiking Buddy
___c. Travel Arrangements
___d. Trail Shelters
5. Planning & Preparation
___a. Itinerary
___b. Training
___c. Food
___d. Resupply
6. Gear
___a. Clothing
___b. Hiking
___c. Sleeping
___d. Food & Water
___e. Medical & Personal Care
___f. Other Essentials
7. Personal Experience
___a. Plan
___b. Go
___A. Checklists
___B. Food Suggestions
___C. Compact Trail Guide
___D. Example Itineraries
___E. Side Trails
___F. Contact Information
___G. Links & References
___H. List of Abbreviations
___I. LSHT Club
About the Author
Special Thanks