Author: Joe Miller
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation
CLICK HERE to download two free hikes — "Cedar Rock Trail" and "Crowders Mountain" — from 100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina * Each of these North Carolina hikes is the cream-of-the-crop * Full-color topographical maps, elevation profiles, and over 100 stunning trail photographs * Trails-at-a-Glance chart to help find the hikes you want quickly and easily * Includes info on North Carolina public lands acquisition and regulations North Carolina is the ideal hiking state: dramatic mountain trails in the Southern Appalachians, lots of rolling trails near high population centers in the Piedmont, diverse hikes that few people know about on the Coastal Plain. The varied climates of the state make for a wide array of hiking opportunities, sure to provide some favorites for everyone. Whether you thrive off of an intense heart-pounding climb with a sweeping vista as a reward or prefer a smoother terrain filled with interesting historical tidbits, there is a classic hike for you.
57 day hikes in the mountains of North and South Carolina, ranging from 2 to 13 miles in length. Highlights include waterfalls of Dupont State Forest, historic remains of George Vanderbilt's estate in Pisgah National Forest, Craggy Gardens off the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the summit of Cold Mountain. Each hike entry includes maps, directions to the trailhead, elevation gain, and books and movies related to the area. Over 200 b&w photographs.
Hiking South Carolina covers the best hiking throughout the entire state. This book has the reader traversing from the mountains to the sea in one of the most beautiful and diverse states in the US. No matter where you are in the state, it is likely that this book will have a trail for you to explore nearby. Detailed maps and trail descriptions make navigating these wonderful trails easy, and interesting information about the environment and history of each trail gives hikers a unique insight into the trail that they are exploring.
Camping North Carolina provides useful information about public campgrounds in the state of North Carolina. Within each of the campground listings is vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, dates of operation, available facilities, and recreational activities. You will also find many fun and exciting things to do in the surrounding areas of each campground, from hang gliding on the Outer Banks to zip lining in the mountains, watching the wild mustangs run on the beach, or simply sitting by a waterfall. Also included is helpful information about camping basics and etiquette, camping with children, and the state's diverse and abundant wildlife. Pack up the tent, load the RV, and hit the road. With this guide in hand, North Carolina is yours to explore.
This guidebook features 62 of the best hiking areas from natural wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the historical Civil War battlefields of Shiloh and Lookout Mountain. Included are full-color photos and maps throughout.
Most hikers know that western North Carolina is a superb hiking destination. In her second hiking guidebook, Danny Bernstein covers 66 of the best hikes in the North Carolina Blue Ridge, woven through with historical anecdotes to deepen a hiker's understanding of the region. From Stone Mountain's history of moonshine and NASCAR to the mystery of Rumbling Bald, used as the basis for Jules Verne's 1904 novel, "Master of the World," nearly every hike has its own story to tell. Each entry includes clear maps, complete driving and hiking directions, distance and trail highlights, elevation gain, related books and movies, photos, and much more.
Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release Date: 2016-03-15
With its prominent profile recognizable for miles around and featuring vistas among the most beloved in the Appalachians, North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain is many things to many people: an easily recognized landmark along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular tourist destination, a site of annual Highland Games, and an internationally recognized nature preserve. In this definitive book on Grandfather, Randy Johnson guides readers on a journey through the mountain's history, from its geological beginnings millennia ago and the early days of exploration to its role in regional development and eventual establishment as a North Carolina state park. Along the way, he shows how Grandfather has changed, and has been changed by, the people of western North Carolina and beyond. To tell the full natural and human story, Johnson draws not only on historical sources but on his rich personal experience working closely on the mountain alongside Hugh Morton and others. The result is a unique and personal telling of Grandfather's lasting significance. The book includes more than 200 historical and contemporary photographs, maps, and a practical guide to hiking the extensive trails, appreciating key plant and animal species and photographing the natural wonder that is Grandfather.
First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty." — The New York Times. 13 illustrations.
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.