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

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A guide to day hikes, multi-day adventures, natural wonders, and human history of northern Virginia, from the summits to the sea.
This completely updated third edition does much more than guide day hikers and adventurous backpackers into some of the most stunning countryside north of Route 60. It offers an in-depth exploration of the human and natural history that contributes to the compelling story of the region. You'll learn what events in ...

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Overview

A guide to day hikes, multi-day adventures, natural wonders, and human history of northern Virginia, from the summits to the sea.
This completely updated third edition does much more than guide day hikers and adventurous backpackers into some of the most stunning countryside north of Route 60. It offers an in-depth exploration of the human and natural history that contributes to the compelling story of the region. You'll learn what events in human history occurred nearby and you'll understand how the landscape helped shape those events.
From the rugged summits of the Allegheny Mountains to the gentle shores of Chesapeake Bay, this book explores more than 360 miles of pathways with up-to-date information on trail closures, route changes, and new territory, and offers a rich selection of hikes for every degree of physical stamina and time constraint.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881506990
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/17/2006
  • Series: Fifty Hikes Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 700,188
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard M. Adkins is a writer who has been awarded the National Outdoor Book Award, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, and others. The author of more than 100 newspaper and magazine articles about the outdoors and travel, he has written more than a dozen books, including Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes guides to Maryland, West Virginia and Northern and Southern Virginia, Explorer’s Guide Maryland, and Explorer’s Guide West Virginia. He makes his home in Catawba, Virginia.

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