Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762179
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Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty-two easy-to-follow hikes in America’s most popular national park, home to one of the most pristine ecosystems on the East Coast. Featured walks lead to stunning scenery, from waterfalls and wildflowers to historic and interpretive sites, as well as spectacular views. Look inside for: • Thirty-minute strolls to full-day adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • Trail Finder for best hikes for backpackers, waterfalls, history buffs, children, or great views • GPS coordinates

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Kevin Adams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793775
Size: 51.28 MB
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This guide features 82 hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America's most visited national park. It is complete revised and updated.

Top Trails Shenandoah National Park

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976794
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Top Trails: Shenandoah National Park saves readers the time and frustration of finding the perfect hikes to suit their desires. Not only are there hundreds of miles of trails running like veins down and along a narrow mountain spine, but with millions of guests annually, Shenandoah National Park is a heavily visited destination. This book was conceived to make the backcountry majesty of Shenandoah more accessible to visitors. This easy-access, reference type guide presents a variety of hikes from which to choose. The majority of the hikes steer you toward the most scenic areas, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your time on the trail instead of behind someone’s car. Most hikes seek solitude to maximize your Shenandoah experience. However, as the subtitle of this book suggests, there are some “must do” hikes that are popular. Consequently, a few hikes traverse popular and potentially crowded areas. Each hike has a “best times” that will help you manage the trails to your advantage. Day hiking is the best and most popular way to “break into” the Shenandoah wilderness. But for those with the inclination to see the mountain cycle from day to night and back again, many hikes in this book can be used by backpackers as well. Backpackers must follow park backcountry camping regulations and practice “leave no trace” wilderness-use etiquette. Backpackers can capture the changing moods of the mountains as day turns to night, as weather cycles with the sun, as the permanent park residents go about their business of surviving and reproducing. With the Top Trails winning formula of easy-to-follow maps for every hike, trail-feature charts, feature icons, "don't get lost" trail milestones, and GPS waypoints, readers can easily identify the right trail for their interests, abilities, and available time.

Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493024639
Size: 41.65 MB
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Spanning the border between Virginia and North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the most heavily visited unit of the National Park system. These short, easy hikes will entice the more than twenty million annual visitors to stretch their legs and hit the trail. At-a-glance information and maps will help readers determine which hikes are the best for them.

Moving To The Mountains

Author: Lan Sluder
Publisher: Equator
ISBN: 149978774X
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If you're thinking about where you want to move to live out your dreams, or if you're considering retiring to an exciting new area, MOVING TO THE MOUNTAINS by award-winning author Lan Sluder covers everything you want to know about Asheville and the North Carolina mountains, consistently rated as one of the top places to live in the United States. Asheville native Lan Sluder covers all the pros and cons of living in hip, liberal Asheville and in the low-cost small towns and villages in the highest mountains in Eastern America. In nearly 600 pages and about 190,000 words, Lan gives you the straight facts about living in Asheville and the mountains, outdoor adventures and sports in the Great Smokies and Blue Ridge Mountains, how to get the best values for your real estate dollar, health care, crime and safety, culture, art and crafts and more in the mountains. As the author of more than a dozen books on retirement and travel including Amazing Asheville, Fodor's Belize, Frommer's Best Beach Vacations, Easy Belize and Living Abroad in Belize, Lan understands what you want to know. He tells you the unvarnished truth. Here's a sampling of what you'll learn in this comprehensive book on moving to Asheville and the beautiful mountains of North Carolina: • Why Choose Asheville and the North Carolina Mountains for Retirement or Relocation? • 10 Reasons to Consider Asheville and the NC Mountains • Amazing Asheville and Western North Carolina • Getting To and Around Asheville • National Kudos for Asheville • Brief History of Asheville and Western North Carolina • History of Asheville and WNC: A Timeline • Mountain Climate and Weather • Bugs, Beasts and Bad Weather • Establishing Residency in North Carolina • Taxes in North Carolina • Crime and Safety in Asheville and WNC • Economy of Asheville and the Mountains • Organic and Natural Farming in WNC • Health Care in Asheville and WNC • LGBT Asheville • The Arts in Asheville and WNC • Historic Architecture of Asheville and WNC • The Best 100 Museums in the Area • Asheville Authors and the Literary Scene • Blue Ridge Parkway, America's Most Scenic Road • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Most-Visited National Park in America • Biltmore House, the Largest Private Home in America on 8,000 Acres in Asheville • Asheville & WNC Outside ... Naturally: Hiking, Camping, Sightseeing, Birding, Boating, River Rafting, Golf, Tennis, Ziplining, Caving, Rock Climbing, Gem Mining and More • Clubs and Volunteer Organizations: How to Get Involved and Meet New Friends • Colleges, Universities and Schools • Shopping in Asheville • Where Will You Live? Real Estate Information about Asheville Including Home Values • Living in Other Parts of WNC: Small Towns, Villages and Rural Areas • Asheville By the Numbers • Moving Checklist • Scouting Trips: Travel Practicalities • Best Lodging in the Asheville Area • Best Restaurants in the Asheville Area • Beer City USA and BEE City USA • Clubs and Nightlife • Wineries and Distilleries • Serious About Coffee? • Mmm...Chocolate Asheville! • Festivals, Fairs and Concerts • Asheville and WNC Tours • Best Freebies in Asheville and WNC • Resources to Learn More • About Author Lan Sluder

Amazing Asheville

Author: Lan Sluder
Publisher: Equator
ISBN:
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Amazing Asheville by Lan Sluder is the new guidebook to Asheville and the beautiful North Carolina Mountains. It candidly covers all the best places to stay, eat and explore in Asheville's exciting Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, and elsewhere in the North Carolina mountains. In more than 150,000 words, it also covers the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore House and Biltmore Estate and the hundreds of thousands of acres of national and state forests in Western North Carolina. This is THE guide that gives you the ins and outs of enjoying the mountains and saving money on your Asheville and North Carolina mountains vacation. Written by an Asheville native and award-winning author of more than a dozen books on travel and retirement, Amazing Asheville provides readable, easy-to-use information on Asheville's many B&Bs, mountain lodges, resorts and vacation cabins. It tells you where to find great food and drink -- from bistros where locals go to five-star splurge places. It explains where to go for the most amazing experiences for your vacation. Amazing Asheville doesn't just stick to the city of Asheville. It covers many interesting small towns and villages in the mountains around Asheville. It details where to go for the best outdoor activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains -- hiking, scenic drives, camping, wildlife spotting, birding, river rafting, boating, gem mining, fishing, rock climbing, exploring waterfalls and the backcountry, and more. Whether your interest is outdoor adventures, art and crafts, clubbing and nightlife, music and culture, architecture, outdoor adventures or just having fun in the highest, coolest mountains and most-visited national parks in the East, Amazing Asheville is the guide for you.

The Best Short Hikes In The Great Smoky Mountains

Author: Kenneth Wise
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870499739
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The Best Short Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains Kenneth Wise and James Andrews Located astride the Tennessee-North Carolina border, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains more than one hundred trails that trace eight hundred miles of rugged terrain. This fact is certain to bewilder any newcomer who might be eager to explore the Park's backcountry but is unsure where to start. This book, intended as a beginner's guide to hiking the Smokies, offers lively, informative descriptions of twenty-two trails that can be completed in a day or less. For anyone who has yet to discover the beauty of the Smokies, the highest North American mountains east of the Mississippi, the trails described here offer a splendid introduction. Scenic overlooks at Mount Le Conte, Clingmans Dome, Gregory Bald, and other peaks are included along these pathways, as are some of the well-known waterfalls of the Park, such as Laurel Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Ramsay Cascades. In addition to vital data about the length of the trail, its elevation gain, and "how to get there," each trail description is packed with interesting facts and Smoky Mountain lore. Detailed maps are also included. In their introduction, the authors provide a brief overview of the park's history as well as useful tips for novice hikers. The Authors: Kenneth Wise, an administrator at the University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville, has hiked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than twenty years. He is the author of Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains: A Comprehensive Guide. James Andrews,a partner in the firm of Andrews, Hudson & Wall, P.C., has hiked the Park trails for more than a decade. He is the coauthor, with Wise, of The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston South Carolina

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493018671
Size: 77.98 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston, South Carolina includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty easy-to-follow trails that follow charming creeks and disappear into dense pine forests. Look inside for: * Casual hikes to full-day adventures * After-dinner strolls to full-day hikes * Hikes for everyone, including families * Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps * Trail Finder for best hikes for dogs, children, lake lovers, and great views. * GPS coordinates

Best Easy Day Hikes Rochester New York

Author: Randi Minetor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756357
Size: 32.27 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Rochester includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.