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The Best of the Appalachian Trail Overnight Hikes

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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...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897325288
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 459,379
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Frank and Victoria Logue hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 1988. They have returned again and again to hike its many sections on day and overnight hikes. Frank served on the Appalachian Trail Conference Board of Managers. The Logues live in Georgia where Frank works as an Episcopal priest while Victoria writes. They both enjoy sharing their love of nature with their daughter, Griffin.

When he isn't writing about his experiences or delivering multi-media presentations to hiking or wildflower clubs, Leonard Adkins is hiking. In fact this Fincastle, Virginia resident has explored over 16,000 miles of wilderness throughout North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. He is a board member for the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club, which helps maintain a section of the trail in that area. As an Appalachian Trail Natural Heritage Monitor, he helps the Appalachian Trail Conference and the National Park Service oversee the welfare of wild and endangered plants.
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The Best of the Appalachian Trail Overnight Hikes, 2nd


By Logue, Victoria

Menasha Ridge Press

Copyright © 2004 Logue, Victoria
All right reserved.

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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Table of Contents


(1) Introduction
(2) Maine
(3) New Hampshire
(4) Vermont
(5) Massachusetts
(6) Connecticut
(7) New York
(8) New Jersey
(9) Pennsylvania
(10) Maryland
(11) West Virginia/Virginia
(12) Tennessee/North Carolina
(13) Georgia
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2004

    Great Books!

    Just bought this and Best of the AT Day Hikes and am really enjoying them. I know I will never hike the whole trail, but these two books give me the best that the Appalachian Trail has to offer without having to hike evey inch of it. The books are well-organized and you can glean a lot of information at a glance; later you can go back and get the specifics of the hikes. This edition has been a major revision of the first edition with more than a third of the hikes being brand new and all of the hike information--length, difficulty, trail route, driving directions, etc.--updated. I (and you will too) will be making great use of them.

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