Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Kevin Adams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793775
Size: 19.75 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.

The Amphibians Of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: C. Kenneth Dodd
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572332751
Size: 60.26 MB
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"Most guides to animals in parks are intended primarily as identification aids and include relatively little on the biology of the species. Dodd's book is much more, with detailed information on all aspects of the natural history of these species. Biologists, students, and visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park will find this an indispensable guide." --Arthur C. Echternacht Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Tennessee The Amphibians of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the first book devoted entirely to the natural history of the forty-four species of amphibians known to occur presently or historically in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, in the most-visited national park in the United States. Features * The only comprehensive book on the natural history of the amphibians of Great Smoky Mountains National Park * Beautiful original illustrations of salamander and frog larvae taken from specimens within the park * History of research and management effects on amphibians within the park * Extensive new information on the natural history of amphibians, based on four years of intensive field research * Simplified identification table guide to amphibian larvae * Summary of information on distribution (with range maps) and biogeography * Comprehensive bibliography of the literature on amphibians within the park * Summary of new data on the conservation of southern Appalachian amphibians, particularly with regard to land use, the effects of UV light, and disease C. Kenneth Dodd is a research zoologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Florida Integrated Science Center and is president of The Herpetologists' League. He is the author of North American Box Turtles: A Natural History and numerous articles in Journal of Herpetology, Biological Conservation, Herpetologica, and other publications. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Jason Frye
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 1612387179
Size: 56.32 MB
Format: PDF
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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure From majestic mountaintops to lush forests and untouched wilderness, take in the best of the Smokies with Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park features: Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, including: Best of the Smokies, Family Fun, Escape the Crowds, and Best Hikes Strategies for getting around the Great Smoky Mountains, avoiding crowds, and exploring the less-visited areas of the park In-depth coverage of gateway cities and towns in both Tennessee and North Carolina, including Gatlinburg, Asheville, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville, as well as worthwhile stops like Cherokee, Bryson City, and Maggie Valley Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, zip-lining, rafting, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Cruise along Newfound Gap Road for epic views and scenic overlooks, try your hand at fly-fishing, and enjoy the refreshing solitude of a night camping under the stars. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, catch a glimpse of the buzzing fireflies, and sample a little local moonshine. Visit remnants of the region's historic settlements, spot local wildlife, or explore the bustling nearby cities Valuable insight from nature lover and Smoky Mountains aficionado Jason Frye Honest advice on where to stay inside and outside the park, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history Staying in Tennessee? Try Moon Tennessee, Moon Nashville, or Moon Memphis. Making a road trip out of it? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler S Companion

Author: Ian Rutter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781571882417
Size: 29.11 MB
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Author: Ian Rutter WHAT'S THIS BOOK ABOUT? The weather, geology, geographic location, entomology, native plant life, and fisheries management policies have combined to create daunting obstacles for the Great Smoky Mountain fly-angler. In this book, Ian Rutter unlocks the secrets of this gorgeous region, including; trout steams, game fish, fishing methods, fishing seasons, catching larger trout, trout flies, and more. Some of the streams are closed to fishing for the study and preservation of brook trout populations, but those that are open to fishing are described individually, including fish species, productive flies and techniques, stream features, access, easy-to-read icons, and more. If you are fortunate enough to fish this beautiful, historical area of America, this handbook will be your perfect guide. WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS BOOK? 1. Easily-identified icons make stream attributes easily and quicly apparent; fish species present, hiking required, campsights; boat access; campgrounds; and car fishin 2. Spectacular scenery highlighted with beautiful photographs 3. Chambers of Commerce listing allow anglers to easily book fishing trips 8.5 x 11 inches, 68 pages, all color WHO IS THE AUTHOR? As a volunteer for the fisheries division and an employee at the most-visited fly shop near the park, Ian Rutter is very familiar with fly-fishing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He has given numerous presentations across the Southeast, and currently has an instructional fly-fishing video in production.

Smokies Chronicle

Author: Ben Anderson
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
ISBN: 0895876930
Size: 34.61 MB
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Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity owing mostly to copious precipitation, elevation variation, and remnants of the most recent ice age. In the park, one finds a variety of trees and plants similar to that of the entire 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail from north Georgia to central Maine. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year. On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails he was familiar with from previous hiking and backpacking excursions, often through his role as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years. Even on familiar trails, he sought a greater perspective and deeper insight into the park. In Smokies Chronicle, Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry. Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a writer who has an extensive history with the park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ridge Runner Rescue

Author: Mike Graf
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762784105
Size: 36.24 MB
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This is Max Davis reporting from the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s the summer of 1940 . . . The Parkers, an intrepid family of four, are back for another exciting adventure, this time at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With their great-grandfather’s journal as their guide, ten-year-old twins James and Morgan and their parents backpack twenty-six miles along the Appalachian Trail, spotting synchronized fireflies and North America’s largest salamander species. But will the adventure end when Morgan comes down with a mysterious illness? Each book in the exciting Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8–13 explores a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as engaging and educational facts about nature, outdoor safety, and much more. Vacation has never been this fun! Books in the Adventures with the Parkers Series: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks: Danger in the Narrows Glacier National Park: Going to the Sun Grand Canyon National Park: Tail of the Scorpion Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Ridge Runner Rescue Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Wind Cave: Going Underground Olympic National Park: Touch of the Tide Pool, Crack of the Glacier Rocky Mountain National Park: Peril on Longs Peak Yellowstone National Park: Eye of the Grizzly Yosemite National Park: Harrowing Ascent of Half Dome

Mayday Mayday

Author: Jeff Wadley
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572331549
Size: 42.63 MB
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Mayday! Mayday! Aircraft Crashes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1920-2000 Jeff Wadley and Dwight McCarter Since the dawn of aviation, more than fifty aircraft have crashed in the Great Smoky Mountains. This book details all of those known incidents from 1920 to 2000, including those that occurred within the area before the establishment of the National Park in 1934. Jeff Wadley and Dwight McCarter, who have been involved in search-and-rescue missions in the Smokies for decades, have researched official documents and newspaper archives and conducted extensive interviews with survivors, family members, and eyewitnesses to record not only tragedies but also triumphs of survival. The authors tell how the earliest known plane crashes in the Smokies were of the single-engine Curtis "Jenny" biplanes flown by young air aces during the World War I era. In the years since, the Smokies have claimed private planes, military jets, helicopters, and even a hot air balloon. These disasters arose from numerous causes--from fuel depletion and icing to "dare-deviling" or simply flying too low. Wadley and McCarter attest to the difficult duties of search-and-rescue teams in the most remote areas of the park. Of 127 persons involved in crashes, only 56 survived. Readers will be touched by these accounts--such as that of two small children who survived a December 1977 crash that killed their father and older sister. Mayday! Mayday! offers both cautionary tales for pilots who fly above these ridges and seasoned advice to those who search for victims. The Smokies have been called by some another Bermuda Triangle; this book explains why and reminds us that no skies are entirely friendly. The Authors: Jeff Wadley is a lieutenant colonel in the Tennessee Civil Air Patrol who serves as a mission coordinator and trainer in the Smokies. Dwight McCarter served as a backcountry ranger in the park for over twenty years and is the author of Lost! A Ranger's Journal of Search and Rescue in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: John Hamilton
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617843016
Size: 69.14 MB
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Discusses the history of this national park, its geological features, plant and animal life, dangers in the park, and efforts to preserve it.