Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway, 2nd: The Ultimate Travel Guide to America's Most Popular Scenic Roadway

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway, 2nd: The Ultimate Travel Guide to America's Most Popular Scenic Roadway

by Randy Johnson
     
 

State Hiking Series Each guide includes:- Hikes suited to every ability- Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails - Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues- Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates- Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for each hike- Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs

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State Hiking Series Each guide includes:- Hikes suited to every ability- Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails - Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues- Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates- Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for each hike- Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, great views, or wildlife viewing- Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, restaurants and accommodations, canine compatibility, and more- Zero-impact and wilderness safety tips and techniques *** The year 2010 is the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this new edition of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is an indispensable resource for anyone who uses the Parkway—America’s most heavily visited unit of the National Park system—as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. Including the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private preserves that line the 469-mile scenic road, this is a single-volume solution for the serious explorer, whether on foot or in a car.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most popular gateway to our cherished mountains. Randy Johnson has given us the fullest account and most helpful guide to that lofty open road." —Robert Morgan, author of The New York Times best-seller, Gap Creek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762755318
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Series:
Regional Hiking Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
297,795
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Randy Johnson is an authority on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the author of Hiking North Carolina and Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway (both FalconGuides). He was previously the longtime editor of United Airlines' award-winning in-flight magazine, Hemispheres.

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