50 Hikes in Northern Virginia: Walks, Hikes and Backpacks from the Allegheny Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay

50 Hikes in Northern Virginia: Walks, Hikes and Backpacks from the Allegheny Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay

by Leonard M. Adkins
     
 

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A new edition of a popular hiking guide to one of the most pristine mountain regionsof the east. From the rugged summits of the Allegheny Mountains to the gentle shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the portion of Virginia that falls north of US 60 has some of the most varied hiking terrain in the Middle Atlantic states. Leonard Adkins, an experienced hiker and outdoor… See more details below

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A new edition of a popular hiking guide to one of the most pristine mountain regionsof the east. From the rugged summits of the Allegheny Mountains to the gentle shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the portion of Virginia that falls north of US 60 has some of the most varied hiking terrain in the Middle Atlantic states. Leonard Adkins, an experienced hiker and outdoor educator, has walked more than 360 miles of the region's most popular trails for this updated second edition. There's a hike here for everyone, regardless of experience or interest. Ranging from pleasant strolls over the coastal plain to challenging, multi-day mountain backpacking trips, these trails pass overgrown breastworks from the Civil War, meander through grassy meadows, and traverse ridgelines of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountains. An overview chart at the beginning of the book provides information on the 50 hikes at a glance. Each hike description includes directions to the trailhead, a detailed account of the route, a topographic map, and entertaining asides on historical and natural points of interest.

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50 Hikes In Northern Virginia is a superbly written and presented compendium of outdoor hiking trails that range from the rugged summits of the Allegheny Mountains to the gentle shores of the Chesapeake Bay. There are hiking opportunities for the novice, the experienced, the young and the not-so-young. An overview chart provides information on each of the fifty hikes at a glance. Each hike description includes directions to the trailhead, a detailed account of the route, a topographic map, and entertaining infobits on historical and natural points of interest. If you are seeking an outdoor adventure in what Northern Virginia has to offer, begin your planning with Leonard Adkins' 50 Hikes In Northern Virginia!

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ISBN-13:
9780881504446
Publisher:
Countryman Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Backcountry Guides Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.78(d)

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