Top Trails Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Top Trails  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 0899978762
Year 2017
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher
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Johnny Molloy, who has spent more than 800 nights backpacking in the Smokies, has updated his classic guideTop 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. 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) is correct. New photos add flair to the book.

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.

Smokies Chronicle

Smokies Chronicle Author Ben Anderson
ISBN-10 9780895876935
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher John F. Blair, Publisher
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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.

Top Trails Shenandoah National Park

Top Trails  Shenandoah National Park Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780899976792
Year 2012-11-06
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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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.

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.

Our Southern Highlanders

Our Southern Highlanders Author Horace Kephart
ISBN-10 9781329917057
Year 2016-02-20
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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"The Southern highlands themselves are a mysterious realm. When I prepared, eight years ago, for my first sojourn in the Great Smoky Mountains, which form the master chain of the Appalachian system, I could find in no library a guide to that region. The most diligent research failed to discover so much as a magazine article, written within this generation, that described the land and its people. Nay, there was not even a novel or a story that showed intimate local knowledge. Had I been going to Teneriffe or Timbuctu, the libraries would have furnished information a-plenty; but about this housetop of eastern America they were strangely silent; it was terra incognita."

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler s Companion

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler s Companion Author Ian Rutter
ISBN-10 1571882413
Year 2002
Pages 67
Language en
Publisher
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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.

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.

The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains Author James Andrews
ISBN-10 0870499726
Year 1997
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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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 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