Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Randy Johnson
ISBN-10 9780762762170
Year 2010-03-16
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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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

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Kevin Adams
ISBN-10 9780762793778
Year 2013-03-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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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 Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Top Trails  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780899978772
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Johnny Molloy, who has spent more than 800 nights backpacking in the Smokies, has updated his classic guide Top Trails: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This revised edition has been completely updated, including the new backcountry reservation system implemented in the park. He has also added some excellent hikes, some of them well off the beaten path. For example, the hike to Baskins Creek Falls takes you past a pioneer homesite and to a scenic cascade overshadowed by more popular waterfalls nearby, making it an ideal destination for those who want to escape the crowds. A longer trek traverses the regal pine-oak forests of the western part of the park, making a stop at Abrams Falls, mixing solitude with a must-visit waterfall on every Smokies bucket list. Johnny also explores early park history on a hike up Kephart Prong. Here, you can see the remains of a fish hatchery constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, as well as a trail shelter erected by the CCC when the park was just coming to be. Backpackers will enjoy the new loop incorporating Walnut Bottoms along cascading Big Creek, coupled with a stop by historic Mount Cammerer tower, replete with stellar views, before overnighting at Davenport Shelter on the Appalachian Trail. Additionally, Johnny--who considers the Smokies his home stomping ground--makes sure that all the necessary information to help you execute a hike from directions to maps are correct. New photos add flair to the book.

The Best Short Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Best Short Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains Author Kenneth Wise
ISBN-10 0870499734
Year 1997
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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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 Blue Ridge Parkway

Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway Author Randy Johnson
ISBN-10 9781493024636
Year 2017-06-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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These short, easy leg stretchers along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina include at-a-glance information and maps that help readers decide which hikes are best for them.

Moving to the Mountains

Moving to the Mountains Author Lan Sluder
ISBN-10 9781499787740
Year 2014-09-11
Pages 584
Language en
Publisher Equator
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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

Best Easy Day Hikes Springfield Illinois

Best Easy Day Hikes Springfield  Illinois Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9781493005659
Year 2012-04-17
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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For more than a decade, Best Easy Day Hikes has been one of FalconGuides’ most popular series. Small enough to fit in a back pocket, each guide describes approximately 20 to 30 easy-to-follow scenic trails in and around national parks, cities and urban areas, and popular outdoor destinations across America. From Anchorage to Atlanta, the North Cascades to Northeast New Jersey, these guides take hikers and nature lovers to the best – and easiest – trails, whether in their own backyards or in and around their favorite vacation destinations. Happy Trails! Each guide features: Concise descriptions of the area’s best hikes 20 to 30 hikes – from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures Hikes for everyone, including families with young children GPS compatible trail maps and easy-to-follow directions GPS coordinates to each trailhead

Amazing Asheville

Amazing Asheville Author Lan Sluder
ISBN-10
Year 2014-09-12
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Equator
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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.

Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston South Carolina

Best Easy Day Hikes Charleston  South Carolina Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9781493018673
Year 2016-05-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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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

Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes on Tennessee s Cumberland Plateau Walks Hikes and Backpacks from the Tennessee River Gorge to the Big South Fork and throughout the Cumberlands

Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes on Tennessee s Cumberland Plateau  Walks  Hikes  and Backpacks from the Tennessee River Gorge to the Big South Fork and throughout the Cumberlands Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9781581578164
Year 2012-03-05
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher The Countryman Press
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Experience great hiking in the scenic swath of Tennessee between Nashville and Knoxville. Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, a wide tableland cut with a dizzying array of deep gorges, is a geological wonderland. It is a place to behold and a place to savor. This new entry in the trusted series details 50 hikes on the plateau, from the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area near Kentucky to the fascinating Walls of Jericho astride the Alabama state line; from the thousand-foot gorge cut by the mighty Tennessee River down Chattanooga way to the watery beauty of Virgin Falls by Sparta. It will encourage you to get out and enjoy the treasures of Tennessee’s unspoiled Cumberland Plateau. Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and the unique places that make the plateau so special, places like the Great Stone Door, with its sandstone formations and vertical rock walls, and Cumberland Mountain State Park, with its ancient trees and evidence of human history. Also included are comprehensive maps for each hike, scenic photos, and a Hikes-at-a-Glance table that makes choosing your desired hike a breeze.

Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes in Alabama

Explorer s Guide 50 Hikes in Alabama Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9781581578584
Year 2010-10-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher The Countryman Press
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A hike for every interest and ability! Alabama has so many great hikes to offer, including those in national and state parks and forests and in national wildlife refuges. In this book, the emphasis is on the most scenic destinations and unique places that help make Alabama so beautiful, like the rock formations of the Wall of Jericho, or the dunes of Bon Secour. Many hikes described here are off-the-beaten-path treks to lesser-known sites such as Needles Eye and Blue Spring; they show visitors the state’s wide range of beauty and biodiversity. Others take place at various spots along the Pinhoti Trail, the master path through Alabama’s mountains.

Paddling Tennessee

Paddling Tennessee Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780762768677
Year 2011-04-12
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This guidebook offers trips covering every corner of Tennessee. The paddles are divided into the three primary regions of the state: West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and East Tennessee. Each paddle included in the book is chosen as a day trip, though overnight camping can be done where noted. With each of these waterways the author sought out a combination of scenery, paddling experiences, ease of access (including shuttling when necessary), and a reasonable length for day tripping.