Biking the GAP: A comprehensive, visual guidebook to bicycling from Pittsburgh, PA, to Cumberland, MD, on the Great Allegheny Passage

Biking the GAP: A comprehensive, visual guidebook to bicycling from Pittsburgh, PA, to Cumberland, MD, on the Great Allegheny Passage

by Mr Brian J Krummel


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The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is a bicycle rail trail extending 150 miles between Pittsburgh, PA, and Cumberland, MD. Defunct railroad lines function as a restored corridor, connecting southwestern PA and northern MD.

Visualize a crushed limestone trail that rambles through urban neighborhoods,
fertile farmlands, and panoramic mountain ranges. The weight of your body propels you through a marvelous natural world that dovetails scenic waterways. Listen to rustling leaves through a cacophony of bird songs, or breathe in the sweet aroma of blossoming wildflowers and fruit trees. Marvel at ancient ruins from the region's rich coal and steel heritage. Pedal across iron giants-refurbished bridges and viaducts-
or travel through the cold, ghostly, darkened train tunnels. All these experiences, and many more, await you on the Great Allegheny Passage. Whether you are a twowheeled explorer or an armchair adventurer, it's time to decide. Are you ready for a truly amazing ride?

Biking the GAP is a visual documentary of the trail, focusing on all unique and historical points of interest; the strength of this trail lies in the total sum of its parts rather than a handful of specific spectacles. The photography comprehensively represents the complex trail in all its character, charm, and personality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532722844
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/14/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Brian J. Krummel was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. His passion for photography was ignited with a childhood Christmas gift-a fully mechanical camera. He received a BA in Arts from Pennsylvania State University in 1996, focusing on photography as a creative discipline. Brian's passion for the medium has led him to continue photographic experimentations and explorations over the years with a variety of tools, techniques, and subject matter. Brian is the author of The Pinhole Camera: A Practical How-To Book for Making Pinhole Cameras and Images and has received national recognition for his pinhole photography. Brian enjoys a parallel creative career and owns an interactive firm specializing in digital media and web development solutions. He lives in a quiet Pittsburgh suburb with his wife and three amazing children.

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