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50 Hikes in Eastern Pennsylvania: From the Mason-Dixon Line to the Poconos and North Mountain
     

50 Hikes in Eastern Pennsylvania: From the Mason-Dixon Line to the Poconos and North Mountain

by Tom Thwaites
 

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This edition of a classic hiking guide to one of the most-visited regions of Pennsylvania includes hikes at North Mountain, Valley Forge, Saint Anthony's Wilderness, the Delaware Water Gap, Gettysburg, and more.
Despite its dense population and proximity to eastern urban centers, eastern Pennsylvania offers a wealth of hiking opportunities. North Mountain is still

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This edition of a classic hiking guide to one of the most-visited regions of Pennsylvania includes hikes at North Mountain, Valley Forge, Saint Anthony's Wilderness, the Delaware Water Gap, Gettysburg, and more.
Despite its dense population and proximity to eastern urban centers, eastern Pennsylvania offers a wealth of hiking opportunities. North Mountain is still wild and remote; the Poconos still shelter the most secure portion of the state's bear population; and the Appalachian Trail follows South and Blue Mountains on its journey across the state. Saint Anthony's Wilderness, just 20 kilometers north of Harrisburg, is the second largest wild area in the state. And the region also boasts state parks and game lands, a national recreation area, and two national historic parks. All are represented in the hikes in this completely revised and updated fourth edition. The hikes range from 4 to 22 miles in length, and an overview chart makes it easy to choose a hike for every ability. Each hike description includes mile-by-mile directions, a topographic map, information on hiking time, mileage, and rise, and knowledgeable commentary on the human and natural history you'll encounter along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881505917
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Explorer's 50 Hikes Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Tom Thwaites is a preeminent authority on hiking the trails of
Pennsylvania. An ardent trail builder and maintainer, he is a past president of the Mid-State Trail Association and an active member of the
Keystone Trails Association, the Appalachian Trail Conference, the
Sierra Club, and the American Hiking Society. He is the author of
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Western Pennsylvania, Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Central Pennsylvania, and Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Eastern Pennsylvania. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

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