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Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway The Only Guide You Will Ever Need, Including GPS, Detailed Maps, and More

ISBN-10: 1469608197
ISBN-13: 9781469608198
Edition: 2013
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Description: This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the Parkway, including  More...

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 6/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the Parkway, including the Appalachian Trail, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands. You'll find GPS coordinates for official Parkway trailheads, along with fifty maps and many photographs of what you'll see along the way. Adkins notes each trail's length, difficulty, points of interest, handicap accessibility, and natural features.Far more than a guide to the trails, this book also tells you what to expect at overlooks, as well as where to dine, sleep, and find a restroom, and suggests worthwhile side trips. Elevation change charts for bicyclists, minimum tunnel heights for RVs, camping recommendations, roadside bloom calendars, sightseeing information for nearby towns, and other advice make this the perfect companion for your next Parkway adventure.

Leonard M. Adkins is the author of more than fifteen books on travel and the outdoors, including Walking the Blue Ridge, Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail, and The Appalachian Trail: A Visitor's Companion.

J. Richard Wells is president of the national environmental organization Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Map of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Introduction
A Short History of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Parkway
How to Use This Book
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Advice and Precautions
Blue Ridge Parkway Regulations
Rockfish Gap to the Roanoke River: Blue Ridge Parkway Miles 0-114.8
The Appalachian Trail
The Roanoke River to Julian Price Memorial Park: Blue Ridge Parkway Miles 114.9-296.9
The Tanawha Trail
Julian Price Memorial Park to Us Route 441: Blue Ridge Parkway Miles 297-469.1
Appendixes
Blue Ridge Parkway Offices
Inns, Lodges, and Cabins on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Campgrounds on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway Roadside Bloom Calendar
Forest Service Maps
Bicycling the Blue Ridge Parkway
Become a Blue Ridge Trail Master
Suggested Readings and Field Guides
Index

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