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.

Top Trails Shenandoah National Park

Top Trails  Shenandoah National Park Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780899976808
Year 2012-11-21
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.

Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park Author Jane Gildart
ISBN-10 9780762767908
Year 2011-04-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This guide features twenty-seven of the best short hikes in Shenandoah National Park. Accurate maps and detailed directions make this pocket-sized handbook both easy to use and authoritative.

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.

Day and Overnight Hikes Shenandoah National Park

Day and Overnight Hikes  Shenandoah National Park Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780897326346
Year 2007-05-28
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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This book presents classic Shenandoah National Park hikes, such as Rose River Loop and Whiteoak Canyon, but also lesser known trails that offer solitude and equally scenic sights –– such as Lost Cliffs and Furnace Mountain. This detailed guide offers both day and overnight hikes, depending on the interest and skill level of the hiker. Each day and overnight hike contains four key elements to help readers plan and enjoy the perfect trip: GPS-based trail maps, GPS-based elevation profiles, directions to the trailhead, and trail descriptions. Designed to fit easily into a back pocket, this guide leads hikers and backpackers to sites of exceptional beauty and solitude.

75 Hikes in Virginia s Shenandoah National Park

75 Hikes in Virginia s Shenandoah National Park Author Russ Manning
ISBN-10 0898866359
Year 2000
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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* 75 trails and 70 scenic overlooks in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park* Guidebook includes maps and hiking descriptionsShenandoah National Park lies along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Virginia, encompassing 196,000 acres, including 80,000 acres of federally designated wilderness. The trails in this thorough guidebook will take hikers along the peaks of the Blue Ridge, past waterfalls, and down into lush canyons. In addition to the detailed trail descriptions, you'll find information about park history, plants and animals, geology, and human history, plus some highlights of the 105-mile Skyline Drive.

Best Tent Camping Virginia

Best Tent Camping  Virginia Author Randy Porter
ISBN-10 9780897325066
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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Best Tent Camping: Virginia by Randy Porter takes outdoor enthusiasts to the most beautiful, yet lesser known, of the state's campsites, guaranteeing a peaceful retreat. Each entry provides the latest maps of the grounds and alerts readers to the best sites within the facility to ensure a rewarding and relaxing visit. Campsite ratings for beauty, privacy, spaciousness, quietness, security, and cleanliness help campers pick the perfect campground for any trip. In addition, each site entry has complete contact and registration information, operating hours, and a list of restrictions. Directions to the site come complete with GPS coordinates to put travelers right at the main gate. For beginning adventurers and seasoned veterans alike, Best Tent Camping: Virginia makes any trip more gratifying and is the key to enjoying the great natural beauty of the Virginia landscape.

The Best of the Appalachian Trail Overnight Hikes

The Best of the Appalachian Trail  Overnight Hikes Author Victoria Logue
ISBN-10 9780897328326
Year 2011-02-17
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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Overnight hikes in all fourteen states the Appalachian Trail passes through are described in brief, followed by a point-by-point description of the hike and trailhead directions.

Virginia s Blue Ridge

Virginia s Blue Ridge Author Mary Alice Blackwell
ISBN-10 0762725125
Year 2002-12-01
Pages 584
Language en
Publisher Insiders' Guide
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The Shenandoah Valley conjures up a beautiful landscape and a resonant Civil War history. This guide delivers the best experiences in the area, peak to peak, from wonderful mountain flowers and streams, to rolling farmlands and white clapboard chapels to tales of invention, scholarship, and military encounters. Maps. Photos.