The Best of the Appalachian Trail Overnight Hikes

The Best of the Appalachian Trail Overnight Hikes

by Victoria Logue, Frank Logue, Leonard Adkins
     
 

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You love to backpack, but you can only get out on the trail a few weekends a year. This book was written for you. It is the first guide to cover the length of the Appalachian Trail in a single volume. It doesn't describe every mile of the trail, but offers detailed descriptions of the suggested hikes. Why sort through guidebooks looking for a good hike, when the

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You love to backpack, but you can only get out on the trail a few weekends a year. This book was written for you. It is the first guide to cover the length of the Appalachian Trail in a single volume. It doesn't describe every mile of the trail, but offers detailed descriptions of the suggested hikes. Why sort through guidebooks looking for a good hike, when the best of the Appalachian Trail is all here in one book. Includes overnight hikes in all fourteen states the Appalachian Trail passes through.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897325288
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
885,732
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Best of the Appalachian Trail Overnight Hikes, 2nd


By Logue, Victoria

Menasha Ridge Press

Copyright © 2004 Logue, Victoria
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ISBN: 0897325281

At the beginning of this hike, you climb to the wooded summit of Bald Knob. The name may seem inappropriate, but the knob was once a cleared mountain. Summertime hikers might think that the rest of the hike will be through a tunnel of green, but as you will soon see, this overnight hike has a lot of magnificent views to offer. As you climb across the grassy summits of Cole Mountain and Tar Jacket Ridge, you are afforded spectacular panoramic views. Both highpoints were once used as pasture land; the cleared highlands are the result of years of cattle grazing. Tar Jacket Ridge is now mowed by George Washington National Forest to maintain the ridge as a bald.

This hike will also take you to Spy Rock, whose name dates back to its use as a Confederate lookout point in the Civil War. The last mountain you will climb is The Priest whose wooded summit towers over the Tye River Valley. The descent down sometimes steep switchbacks takes you from The Priest to the highway nearly 3,000 feet below.


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