Long Trails of the Southeast

Long Trails of the Southeast

by Johnny Molloy
     
 

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Backpackers and hikers looking for less crowded outdoor experience should grab Long Trails of the Southeast to discover the many opportunities available in the Deep South. This guide covers 600 miles of trails in 6 states, including the 104-mile Pinhoti Trail, the 90-mile Benton MacKaye Trail, and 171 miles of the Florida Trail.

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Backpackers and hikers looking for less crowded outdoor experience should grab Long Trails of the Southeast to discover the many opportunities available in the Deep South. This guide covers 600 miles of trails in 6 states, including the 104-mile Pinhoti Trail, the 90-mile Benton MacKaye Trail, and 171 miles of the Florida Trail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897328715
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
04/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
31 MB
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Long Trails of the Southeast: an alternative to the Appalachian Trail
At 26 miles, the Wild Azalea Trail is Louisiana¿s longest foot path. What it lacks in length, it makes up in beauty and biodiversity. Located in the Kisatchie National Forest, the trail runs from southeast to northwest. No less than five ecosystems thrive here, among the rolling pine covered hills and lush bottomlands where clear waters flow over sandy streambed beneath rich hardwoods. Also in these bottoms are wetlands, or bogs, locally known as bayous, where the elegant cypress tree reigns. Hickory and oak forests thrive in transitional zones, along with some of the largest dogwoods in the land. Don¿t let the Bayou State¿s reputation for flatness cloud your mind, for the Wild Azalea Trail features plenty of vertical variation. Your legs will attest to this fact at the end of the day. Another surprise will be the wild character of the trail. The forest cover exudes a sense of being ¿out there.¿ And you really are: only the beginning and end are developed.

Meet the Author

In spite of a disastrous first camping trip to Smoky Mountain National Park, Johnny Molloy developed a life-long passion for the outdoors, which he continues today. He has published numerous books including hiking guides to Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee as well as tent camping guides to Florida, Colorado, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Smokies. He is a resident of Nashville, Tennessee.

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