Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains Author Kenneth Wise
ISBN-10 9781621900542
Year 2014-08-15
Pages 510
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains is an essential guide to one of America’s most breathtaking and rugged national parks. The second edition of this compellingly readable and useful book is completely updated, giving outdoor enthusiasts the most current information they need to explore this world-renowned wilderness. Included here are facts on more than 125 official trails recognized by the Park Service. Each one has its own setting, purpose, style, and theme, and author Kenneth Wise describes them in rich and vivid detail. For every route, he includes a set of driving directions to the trailhead, major points of interest, a schedule of distances to each one, a comprehensive outline of the trail’s course, specifics about where it begins and ends, references to the U.S. Geological Survey’s quadrangle maps, and, when available, historical anecdotes relating to the trail. His colorful descriptions of the area’s awe-inspiring beauty are sure to captivate even armchair travelers. Organized by sections that roughly correspond to the seventeen major watersheds in the Smokies, Wise starts in Tennessee and moves south into North Carolina, with two major trails—the Lakeshore and the Appalachian—that traverse several watersheds treated independently. Further enhancing the utility of this volume is the inclusion of the Great Smoky Mountains’ official trail map as well as an informative introduction filled with details about the geology, climate, vegetation, wildlife, human history, and environmental concerns of the region. A seasoned outdoorsman with more than thirty years of experience in the area and codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Wise brings an exceptional depth of knowledge to this guide. Both experienced hikers and novices will find this newly revised edition an invaluable resource for trekking in the splendor of the Smokies. In addition to being codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project, Kenneth Wise is associate professor at UTK’s John C. Hodges Library, coeditor of Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544–1934, and coauthor of A Natural History of Mount Le Conte.

100 Trails of the Big South Fork

100 Trails of the Big South Fork Author Russ Manning
ISBN-10 0898866383
Year 2000
Pages 237
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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All the trails of the Big South Fork plus adjacent national forests and parks. Great for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.

Awol on the Appalachian Trail

Awol on the Appalachian Trail Author David Miller
ISBN-10 9781595940568
Year 2006
Pages 222
Language en
Publisher Wingspan Press
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A 41-year-old engineer quits his job to hike the Appalachian Trail. This is a true account of his hike from Georgia to Maine, bringing to the reader the life of the towns and the people he meets along the way.

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780385674546
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Anchor Canada
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

Moon Northern California Hiking

Moon Northern California Hiking Author Tom Stienstra
ISBN-10 9781631215490
Year 2016-07-26
Pages 648
Language en
Publisher Moon Travel
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Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in Northern California. This brand-new guidebook leads beginner and expert hikers alike to the best trails the northern part of the state has to offer. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon Northern California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors.

The Hiking Trails of North Georgia

The Hiking Trails of North Georgia Author Tim Homan
ISBN-10 1561451274
Year 1997
Pages 302
Language en
Publisher Peachtree Pub Limited
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Offers 144 hikes in northern Georgia and includes information on environmental ethics, terms and symbols, and mountain biking.

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains Author Kenneth Wise
ISBN-10 9781621900542
Year 2014-08-15
Pages 510
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains is an essential guide to one of America’s most breathtaking and rugged national parks. The second edition of this compellingly readable and useful book is completely updated, giving outdoor enthusiasts the most current information they need to explore this world-renowned wilderness. Included here are facts on more than 125 official trails recognized by the Park Service. Each one has its own setting, purpose, style, and theme, and author Kenneth Wise describes them in rich and vivid detail. For every route, he includes a set of driving directions to the trailhead, major points of interest, a schedule of distances to each one, a comprehensive outline of the trail’s course, specifics about where it begins and ends, references to the U.S. Geological Survey’s quadrangle maps, and, when available, historical anecdotes relating to the trail. His colorful descriptions of the area’s awe-inspiring beauty are sure to captivate even armchair travelers. Organized by sections that roughly correspond to the seventeen major watersheds in the Smokies, Wise starts in Tennessee and moves south into North Carolina, with two major trails—the Lakeshore and the Appalachian—that traverse several watersheds treated independently. Further enhancing the utility of this volume is the inclusion of the Great Smoky Mountains’ official trail map as well as an informative introduction filled with details about the geology, climate, vegetation, wildlife, human history, and environmental concerns of the region. A seasoned outdoorsman with more than thirty years of experience in the area and codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Wise brings an exceptional depth of knowledge to this guide. Both experienced hikers and novices will find this newly revised edition an invaluable resource for trekking in the splendor of the Smokies. In addition to being codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project, Kenneth Wise is associate professor at UTK’s John C. Hodges Library, coeditor of Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544–1934, and coauthor of A Natural History of Mount Le Conte.

Tennessee Hiking Guide

Tennessee Hiking Guide Author Robert S. Brandt
ISBN-10 0870495739
Year 1988
Pages 33
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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Revised Edition 1988 This Sierra Club guide describes hiking areas, noting their natural features and the length and difficulty of their trails, and offers travel directions and backpacking and camping restrictions.

Backpacker

Backpacker Author
ISBN-10
Year 2009-09
Pages 82
Language en
Publisher
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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

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.

Backpacker

Backpacker Author
ISBN-10
Year 2007-06
Pages 122
Language en
Publisher
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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.