Hiking And Traveling The Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Leonard M. Adkins
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608200
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This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the Parkway, including the Appalachian Trail, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands. You'll find GPS coordinates for official Parkway trailheads, along with fifty maps and many photographs of what you'll see along the way. Adkins notes each trail's length, difficulty, points of interest, handicap accessibility, and natural features. Far more than a guide to the trails, this book also tells you what to expect at overlooks, as well as where to dine, sleep, and find a restroom, and suggests worthwhile side trips. Elevation change charts for bicyclists, minimum tunnel heights for RVs, camping recommendations, roadside bloom calendars, sightseeing information for nearby towns, and other advice make this the perfect companion for your next Parkway adventure.

Hiking And Traveling The Blue Ridge Parkway Revised And Expanded Edition The Only Guide You Will Ever Need Including Gps Detailed Maps And More

Author: Leonard M. Adkins
Publisher: Southern Gateways Guides
ISBN: 9781469646978
Size: 26.56 MB
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This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official National Park Service trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the parkway, including the Appalachian Trail and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands, along with citations for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Far more than a guide to the trails, this book will help you plan your whole trip. It's the perfect companion for your next parkway adventure. Includes: - every public trail along the parkway - GPS coordinates and 72 maps - 255 total trails, including 12 new trails since the last edition - trail length and difficulty - points of interest - wheelchair accessibility - a short history of the parkway and region - campgrounds and lodges - public restroom locations - elevation change charts for cyclists - tunnel heights for RVs - wildflower bloom calendar - selected sightseeing information on nearby towns

Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests

Author: Stephanie B. Jeffries
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618214
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This unique hiking guide to the southern Appalachian mountains leads readers to explore the rich forest ecosystems and other natural communities visitors encounter along the trail. Drawing on years of experience guiding forest walks throughout the region, Steph Jeffries and Tom Wentworth invite hikers and nature lovers to see their surroundings in new ways. Readers will learn to decipher clues from the tree canopies, forest floor, and other natural features to appreciate more fully the environmental factors that make the southern Appalachians home to an amazing biodiversity. These thirty popular hikes in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia range from short walks along Blue Ridge Parkway pull-offs to longer day trips in the region's backcountry. Offering spectacular mountain scenery and natural wildflower gardens, these trails are the perfect place to gain a new appreciation for the natural communities of the region. Features include * A summary including distance, difficulty, and GPS coordinates for each hike * A narrative description of each hike, including the unique natural features waiting to be discovered * Detailed instructions to keep you on the trail * Best seasons to go for wildflower and foliage views * Contact information for each area * Photos and maps to orient you * An illustrated guide to southern Appalachia's most common trees and shrubs, including tips on identification

Adventure Carolinas

Author: Joe Miller
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469614170
Size: 40.72 MB
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Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, "Not me" or "Where do I begin"? In this unique take-it-with-you guide, outdoors and fitness writer Joe Miller introduces you to sixteen adventure sports in the Carolinas, from water to land and through all four seasons. No matter where you live or what your level of expertise may be, he will lead you to opportunities that range from beginner level to peak experience and equip you with the tools and courage to get outdoors and enjoy nature in new and exciting ways. For each experience, Miller includes location, how to start, associated costs, organizations that can help you begin, physical and mental demands of each activity, and whether the activities are seasonal or competitive. Activities include mountain biking, flat-water and whitewater paddling, scuba diving, climbing, backcountry exploration, skiing, snowboarding and tubing, kiteboarding, hang gliding, and ziplining.

Hiking The Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493024612
Size: 67.74 MB
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Miles and miles of trails in North Carolina and Virginia offer excellent hiking and interpretive opportunities along the most-visited national park in the country. This guide will help hikers of all abilities get off the road and into the woods.

Waterfalls And Wildflowers In The Southern Appalachians

Author: Timothy P. Spira
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469622653
Size: 16.87 MB
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If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As he surveys one of America's most biologically diverse regions, Spira introduces hikers to the "natural communities" approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy--equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes: * a detailed map and GPS coordinates * a lively trail description highlighting the plants you are most likely to see, as well as birds and other animals along the way * an associated plant species list Also featured: * beautiful color photographs of 30 destination waterfalls, 125 plants, and more * detailed descriptions of 125 key plant species * 22 drawings to help identify plant structures * a glossary of botanical terms

Waterfalls Of The Blue Ridge

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897329953
Size: 22.48 MB
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Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, now in its 4th edition, combines the pleasure of hiking with the wonder of one of nature's most captivating sights: waterfalls. Outlining hikes that feature more than 110 waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this guide has been updated with 30 new waterfalls, updates to existing routes, and new photos. Offering something for hikers of every level of experience, waterfalls range in height from 10 to 500 feet, some requiring no hike at all while others include hikes of up to 10 miles. In this guide, today's most experienced guidebook author Johnny Molloy teams up with Nicole Blouin and Marilou & Steve Bordonaro to introduce hikers to waterfalls spanning 2 states, 4 national forests, 3 national parks, and 8 state parks all throughout the Blue Ridge.

Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

Author: Jason Frye
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1631210327
Size: 46.75 MB
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This full-color guide to road tripping along the Blue Ridge Parkway includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. The Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia and North Carolina draws visitors from all over the world, taking them from the majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina to the splendor of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and offering stunning vistas, excellent hiking, and charming communities between. Experience them all with Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip as your guide. Detailed driving instructions tell you how far you’ll have to drive, how long it will take, and which highways you’ll need to follow—including information on alternate routes and the best places to stop along the way. Day-by-day itinerary suggestions tell you the best ways to spend your time: The 10-Day Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip A Day in Shenandoah National Park A Day in Stone Mountain State Park A Day in Blowing Rock, NC A Day in Asheville, NC A Day in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

100 Classic Hikes In North Carolina

Author: Joe Miller
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594852596
Size: 77.89 MB
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CLICK HERE to download two free hikes — "Cedar Rock Trail" and "Crowders Mountain" — from 100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina * Each of these North Carolina hikes is the cream-of-the-crop * Full-color topographical maps, elevation profiles, and over 100 stunning trail photographs * Trails-at-a-Glance chart to help find the hikes you want quickly and easily * Includes info on North Carolina public lands acquisition and regulations North Carolina is the ideal hiking state: dramatic mountain trails in the Southern Appalachians, lots of rolling trails near high population centers in the Piedmont, diverse hikes that few people know about on the Coastal Plain. The varied climates of the state make for a wide array of hiking opportunities, sure to provide some favorites for everyone. Whether you thrive off of an intense heart-pounding climb with a sweeping vista as a reward or prefer a smoother terrain filled with interesting historical tidbits, there is a classic hike for you.

Moon Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains

Author: Jason Frye
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 163121392X
Size: 74.93 MB
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Travel writer Jason Frye offers his firsthand experience and advice on the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains—including North Carolina High Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Huso includes travel strategies, such as More Than a Drive: Top Hikes Off the BRP and The 3-Day Best of the Smokies. Complete with expert tips on scenic drives, horseback riding, hiking, and camping, Moon Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.