Adventure Guide to the Triangle

Adventure Guide to the Triangle

by Maia Dery

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Adventure Guide to the Triangle by Maia Dery

Many residents of North Carolina’s populous Triangle area are unaware of the full range of hiking, mountain biking, road biking, and paddling opportunities in their own backyard.

<i>Adventure Guide to the Triangle</i> is a comprehensive overview of outdoor recreation in the immediate area and several outlying counties easily accessible to locals and visitors.

This book will acquaint you with the following, among many other attractions:

The Raleigh Greenways, said to be the first comprehensive local greenways system in the United States

The closed-to-motorboats Beaverdam Lake, a great place for sea kayaking and flat-water canoeing

American Tobacco Trail, an extensive rails-to-trails project

White Pines Nature Preserve, which offers beautiful trails among towering tree species surviving from the last ice age

Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, where you can hike from the bank of the Eno River to the highest point in Orange County

North Line Trace, a scenic road biking route in the gentle hills north of the Triangle

The Cape Fear River, where whitewater action and a canoe camping trip are among the many possibilities

Raven Rock State Park, where a hiking trail leads to a 150-foot river cliff

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016262659
Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 452
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Maia Dery grew up in Durham, NC, where she began bicycling, hiking, canoeing, and photographing the many parks and preserves in the Triangle area. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1988 as an English major and worked for eight years at Townsend, Bertram & Company, the area’s premier outfitter.

While at UNC, Maia and a friend went backpacking in Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. Maia was climbing over a fallen tree when it began to rain. Rather than feeling disappointed, Maia accepted and enjoyed her predicament, and got hooked on backpacking. After several years of scrawling directions and maps on envelopes and whatever else she could find in her pack, Maia decided that the Triangle, with all its great outdoor opportunities, was missing a complete guide to the places she had come to know. Her first book, Adventure Guide to the Triangle, doesn’t predict the weather, but it can show readers the way to new experiences in the Triangle’s outdoors.

After college, Maia began her second professional journey: photography. After running a small wedding-and-portraits business, she began to concentrate on gallery work in 2001. Her subjects are the landscapes she admires so keenly and closely. Her adventures, either to search for subjects or to hike for hiking’s sake, have provided her with second-nature knowledge of the Triangle’s trails and outdoor resources.

Maia earned a master’s in liberal studies from Duke University in 1996. Since 2001, she has been a lecturer in photography at Guilford College in Greensboro. She lives in Efland, NC.

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