Hiking Virginia

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Lace up your boots and choose from more than fifty of the best hiking trails in the Old Dominion. From an easy 3-mile outing in Shenandoah National Park to a 31-mile overnight trek near the Virginia-Kentucky border, Hiking Virginia features memorable routes for hikers of every stripe. Outdoor explorers and writers Bill and Mary Burnham cover every region of the state, taking you to such scenic hiking destinations as the nature preserves in Northern Virginia and the incomparable ...
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Overview

Lace up your boots and choose from more than fifty of the best hiking trails in the Old Dominion. From an easy 3-mile outing in Shenandoah National Park to a 31-mile overnight trek near the Virginia-Kentucky border, Hiking Virginia features memorable routes for hikers of every stripe. Outdoor explorers and writers Bill and Mary Burnham cover every region of the state, taking you to such scenic hiking destinations as the nature preserves in Northern Virginia and the incomparable Appalachian Trail.
Packed with information on plants, trees, and geology, as well as local attractions and ¿good eats and sleeps¿ for the weary hiker, Hiking Virginia has everything you need to discover Virginia outdoors.

Inside you¿ll find:
* accurate trail information and detailed maps
* clear directions from major access points
* optional side trips and overnight hikes
* a special section detailing the entire Appalachian Trail through Virginia

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Praise for previous editions of Hiking Virginia:"Strike out and explore the trails and history of Virginia's backcountry in this handsomely designed and well-written guide."--2001 National Outdoor Book Award First Honorable Mention "The guide both novices and seasoned hikers will consider a necessity."--The Daily Press"One of the finest Virginia guidebooks in print." --Portfolio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762778027
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Series: State Hiking Guides Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 396,075
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill and Mary Burnham, of Gloucester, Virginia, have blended their love of travel, the outdoors, writing, and photography into a dual freelance career. They are co-authors of three guidebooks and hundreds of magazine articles. They tour the mid-Atlantic giving travel and hiking talks and slide shows. Publishing credits include: Backpacker, Blue Ridge Outdoors, GORP.com, Attache, National Geographic Adventure, The Washingtonian, Hampton Roads Monthly, American Heritage, Family Camping, MetroSports, and Racing Milestones. The first edition of their book Hike America: Virginia (Globe Pequot Press) won the National Outdoor Book Award's Honorable Mention prize for guidebooks.
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Table of Contents

1) Eastern Virginia
2) Northern Virginia
3) Central Virginia
4) Shenandoah National Park
5) Valley and Ridge
6) Southwest Highlands
7) Mount Rogers National Recreation Area
8) The Great Escape: The Appalachian Trail Through Virginia
9) The Art of Hiking
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