Virginia's Wild Side: 50 Outdoor Adventures from the Mountains to the Ocean

Virginia's Wild Side: 50 Outdoor Adventures from the Mountains to the Ocean

by Curtis J. Badger


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813921624
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 03/29/2003
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Curtis J. Badger, a freelance writer and photographer in Onancock, Virginia, is the award-winning author of thirty-three books, including Salt Tide: Cycles and Currents of Life along the Coast, Bellevue Farm: Exploring Virginia’s Coastal Countryside, and A Naturalist’s Guide to the Virginia Coast.

Table of Contents

The Eastern Shore
On Burton's Bay3
Clam Sign7
Tangier by Bike11
Birding on the Bridge15
Fisherman Island19
Cold-Weather Canoeing26
Chincoteague in Winter31
I Fought the Cobia, and the Cobia Won35
Fly-Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay38
A Dawn-to-Dusk Search for Birds45
Onancock by Kayak49
Wood Aerobics53
Tidewater, the Middle Peninsula, and the Northern Neck
King William on the Grill59
Birding by Bike63
Back Bay and False Cape67
The Great Dismal Swamp71
Alive in the Killing Fields75
Mountain Biking Tidewater Style79
Chippokes Plantation State Park84
Biking Mathews County88
Belle Isle State Park92
Westmoreland State Park96
Caledon Natural Area Preserve100
Paddling the Pamunkey104
Central Virginia and the Highlands
Pocahontas State Park111
Lake Anna115
Skyland Lodge119
Limberlost Trail123
Stony Man Mountain127
Mr. Crabtree's Falls130
Warblers at Wintergreen135
Sherando Lake139
The Chessie Trail143
Doubtlessly Douthat147
The Civilian Conservation Corps150
Sweet Land of Goshen153
It's Called Fishing, Not Catching157
Southwest Virginia
Bass and Whitewater163
To McAfee Knob with Olen Waldrip167
Roaring Run171
The New River Trail175
Grayson Highlands179
Hellbent on Salamanders182
The Virginia Creeper Trail186
Warblers in the Mist191
Hungry Mother State Park199
Guest River Gorge Trail203
Natural Tunnel State Park206

What People are Saying About This

Garvey Winegar

Keen observation and clear, evocative writing are some of those standards for which Badger is known in the business. He has a gift for taking the reader along on a vicarious trip. He's accurate and wonderfully descriptive.(Garvey Winegar, Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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