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Hiking The Appalachian Trail In The Virginias

416 pages 10 b/w photos 75 maps Complete descriptions of 170 great day hikes on the AT Easy-to-read topographic maps and elevation profiles for each hike Plants, wildlife, and historical points to see along the way From the spruce forests of Tennessee and the leafy gorges of Virginia to the rolling Pennsylvania hills and the rocky heights of New England, the Appalachian Trail offers 2,200 miles of hiking opportunities. The five books in this series present accurate, detailed information for 170 day hikes (and a few overnighters), all recommended by AT experts. Where to start and finish, water sources and shelters, early exit options, and what to expect on the trail itself are described. Specially commissioned easy-to-read-and-use topographic maps and elevation profiles accompany each recommended hike; mileage data, the best direction to travel, route difficulty, and sources for additional maps and information are also included. Each book points out natural and historical features plants, trees, animals, landforms, bridges, vistas that make the recommended hikes special. 45 hikes in Virgina and West Virginia.

Hiking Virginia

From the Blue Ridge Mountains to rolling forests and farmlands to coastal beaches and islands, Virginia presents a varied landscape with a multitude of hiking opportunities. Hiking Virginia, formerly The Hiker’s Guide to Virginia, takes you to the highest point in the Old Dominion–Mount Rogers–and along the beaches of the Assateague National Seashore, through the historic Richmond area, into Shenandoah National Park, and to dozens of hiking areas, some well known, others relatively undiscovered. The guide has been updated and includes phone numbers to call for further information, with recently changed area codes. The book can be used to plan leisurely family strolls, urban walks, and overnight backpacking trips. Hiking Virginia, by travel and outdoor writer Randy Johnson, includes 50 hikes-a sampler of the state’s most scenic and historic paths. The book also contains detailed maps for each hike, black-and-white photos that give glimpses of the landscape, and sections of history, geography, and safety. Hiking Virginia is an essential item for all hikers in the Old Dominion.

50 Hikes in Southern Virginia: From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, First Edition

A new hiking guide to the enormous variety of terrain to be found in southern Virginia-coastal plain, tidewater, piedmont, mountains, and river valleys. Leonard Adkins is your guide to the incredible variety of terrain to be found in southern Virginia, from sea level on the Atlantic Coast to the highest peak in the western mountains. Here you’ll find hikes on sandy beaches, into dark swamps, beside rushing rivers, through open meadows, to historic sites and Civil War battlefields, and to alpine zones, mountain crests, and hidden valleys. Adkins covers the most popular hiking destinations in the region, but also leads you to little-known, out-of-the-way trails where crowds are at a minimum. An overview chart provides information on the trips at a glance and makes it easy to pick a hike. Each hike description includes a topographic map, information on distance, difficulty, and rise, and a detailed route description. Adkins also provides information on the human and natural history you will encounter on the trail, with details and insights into the lives of the state’s plants and animals. 40 black and white photographs • 51 maps • Index

Hiking Virginia’s National Forests, 7th

Covering sweeping vistas, splendid peaks, beaver ponds and cathedral-like virgin forests, the 75 outstanding trails in this guide are perfect for camping, hiking, backpacking and camping in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. New photos and an update of all pertinent information and changes make this the most up-to-date guide to hiking in Virginia’s National Forests.

Hiking Shenandoah National Park

Rich in human history and wildlife, Shenandoah National Park is truly one of the jewels of the East. Located in northern Virginia, Shenandoah is an easy drive from the Washington, D.C., metro area. Park trails lead to sweeping views, rushing waterfalls, and historic points. With over 196,000 acres (79,000 of them designated wilderness), Shenandoah offers a wide variety of hikes for all abilities. Recently updated, Hiking Shenandoah National Park provides detailed descriptions and maps of 59 of the best hikes in the park. From easy day hikes to strenuous backpacking trips, this guide will provide you with all the latest information you will need to plan virtually any type of hiking adventure in the park. Hiking Shenandoah is divided into sections according to the park’s three districts: North, Central, and South. Each hike description includes the distance, level of difficulty, elevation information, a trail map, and a detailed narrative of the hike. This guide also includes overview maps and comprehensive information on backcountry safety, minimum impact techniques, and the park’s human and natural history. Don’t forget to include Hiking Shenandoah on your next adventure in the park.


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