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
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About the Author
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.