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AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Washington D C

AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Washington  D  C Author Beth Homicz
ISBN-10 1628420375
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 288
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Fully revised and updated, this guide offers 50 of the best hikes in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia that can be completed in less than a day. From the ancient rock faces of Calvert Cliffs State Park to the bountiful meadows of northern Virginia, from Chesapeake watersheds to the shores of the Potomac River, visitors and residents alike will delight in the richness of trail experiences in and around D.C. Hikes range from easier strolls past some of the city s iconic historical monuments and famous cherry trees, to the gorgeous and challenging Harpers Ferry. Each trip includes a detailed map, plus summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level. The book s at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for canine companions. The trips in this guide will leave you itching to lace up your boots and explore the natural bounty that surrounds the nation s capital. ALSO AVAILABLEAMC s Best Day Hikes in the Shenandoah Valley by Jennifer Adach and Michael R. MartinISBN-13: 978-1-628420-17-3 AMC s Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic by Michael R. MartinISBN-13: 978-1-934028-86-5 AMC s Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic by Michaela GaaserudISBN-13: 978-1-628420-31-9"



60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Washington D C

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles  Washington  D C Author Paul Elliott
ISBN-10 0897328140
Release 2010-03-12
Pages 346
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From in-town urban hikes and walks to scenic suburban forays to world-class area wilderness hikes, Washington, D.C. offers great opportunities for nature-lovers. This book guides locals and visitors to the wealth of possibilities here for every season, including a ridgetop trek on Massanutten Mountain, a leisurely walk through Prince William Forest Park, and a breathtaking tour of the 7.5-mile U.S. National Arboretum with its dwarf conifer forests, dawn redwoods, and Fern Valley. Detailed profiles of each site help readers determine the best hike according to length, time needed, difficulty, and scenery. The book covers special interests too -- hikes that are sure to please children, wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs, waterfall watchers, and much more.



AMC s Best Day Hikes in New Jersey

AMC s Best Day Hikes in New Jersey Author Priscilla Estes
ISBN-10 1628420812
Release 2019-02-07
Pages 304
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This brand-new title from the Appalachian Mountain Club's trusted Best Day Hikes series is your indispensable guide to the 50 top treks in the Garden State, all doable in a day or less. Whether you're an avid hiker or seek adventure in your own backyard, this must-have resource covers all of New Jersey--the northern Skylands, the northeastern Gateway near New York City, the Jersey and Southern shores, the Greater Atlantic City area, and the Delaware River--revealing remarkable natural beauty in the midst of a densely populated region. Explore the urban-adjacent, 4,269-acre Ramapo State Forest, with its views of the New York City skyline; hike New Jersey's famous Pine Barrens; stroll seaside in Hartshorne Woods Park; and tackle the rugged landscape along the Appalachian Trail, in High Point State Park. You'll find hikes for every skill level. An at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best options near public transportation, as well as those for kids, dogs, and winter snowshoeing and skiing. With GPS coordinates for every trailhead, turn-by-turn directions, and information on time, distance, and difficulty for each hike, as well as enriching essays about the area's natural and social history, this is your quintessential guide to uncovering and exploring the hidden gems of a verdant landscape. Inside You'll Find: - 50 recommended hikes for all ability levels- GPS coordinates for every trailhead- Locator map and at-a-glance trip planner for easy selection- Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights- Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail- Hiking and safety tips, including what to carry in your pack- Essays on the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of the region ALSO AVAILABLE AMC's Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, 2nd Edition, by Susan Charkes ISBN: 978-1-62842-090-1 Quiet Water Mid-Atlantic: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide to the Best Ponds, Lakes, and Easy Rivers, from Pennsylvania to Virginia, by Rachel Cooper ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-087-6 Best Day Hikes near Washington, D.C.: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia & the Nation's Capital, 2nd Edition, by Beth Homicz and Annie Eddy ISBN-13: 978-1-62842-037-1



AMC s Best Day Hikes in the Shenandoah Valley

AMC s Best Day Hikes in the Shenandoah Valley Author Jennifer Adach
ISBN-10 1628420170
Release 2015-05-07
Pages 272
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Bounded on the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the west by the Appalachians, the Shenandoah Valley is a region of exceptional natural beauty. This guide offers the best hikes that can be accomplished in the region in less than a day. Areas covered include Harper s Ferry, the North Virginia Piedmont, Shenandoah National Park, Jefferson National Forest, Massanuttens, Great North Mountain, and the Alleghenies. Hikes range from easy saunters of a few miles with little elevation gain, to challenging treks of over 10 miles through rugged terrain. Bearing evocative names such as Raven Rocks and Sky Meadows, Riprap Hollow and Devil s Marbleyard, the hikes in this book will get readers fired up for a trek into the Shenandoah wilds. Also Available: AMC s Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic 978-1-934028-86-5 AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C. 978-1-934028-39-1"



Doggin Maryland

Doggin  Maryland Author Doug Gelbert
ISBN-10 0978562232
Release 2006-06-01
Pages 192
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Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog? If you walk just 15 minutes a day you will have walked far enough in your dog's lifetime to cross the United States. With all that walking ahead of you, aren't you ready for a new place to take a hike? This new book seeks to help you flush out those great hiking spots for your dog. DOGGIN' MARYLAND: THE 100 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN THE FREE STATE explores the state's best trails with your best friend in mind. While walking the dog, author Doug Gelbert also brings along generous helpings of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more. Maryland can be a fantastic place to hike with your dog. After a short drive you can be hiking with your dog on sand trails, climb hills that leave you and your dog panting, walk on some of the most historic grounds in America, explore the estates of America's wealthiest families or circle lakes for seven miles and never lose sight of the water. Also included are local beach regulations for dogs...outfitting your dog for a hike...low impact hiking with your dog...and much more. DOGGIN' MARYLAND: THE 100 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN THE FREE STATE is whimsically illustrated with original drawings by award-winning artist Andrew Chesworth. What makes a great place to take your dog hiking? Well, how about a paw-friendly surface to trot on? Grass and sandy dirt are alot more appealing than asphant and rocks. A variety of hikes is always good - long ones for athletic dogs and short ones for the less adventurous canine. Dogs always enjoy a refreshing place to swim as well. Our guides focus on the parks that are good choices to take your dog. We'll tell you the ones dog ownersneedn't bother with and feature the places that welcome your dog. For dog-friendly parks we describe the trail options for your dog, evaluate park traffic from other users, tell you whether you will need a guide dog to find your way around and, of course, tell you how to get to the park.



Selected Climbs in North Carolina

Selected Climbs in North Carolina Author Yon Lambert
ISBN-10 0898868556
Release 2002
Pages 326
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* Packed with 450 of the coolest climbs in 10 of the hottest climbing areas in North Carolina* Nail-biting action photos from professional climbing photographer Harrison Shull* Individual route descriptions feature 1st ascent background and more detail about the climbs* 1st totally new guide to N. Carolina since 1992. It is the first time that the climbing areas Rumbling Bald and Big Green have appeared in the same guide. It also includes new areas such as the North Face of WhitesideMountain, Chockstone Chimney Wall in Linville Gorge and Middle Hawksbill.* Each chapter includes a separate history section and detailed directions* N. Carolina also has some of the best bouldering areas in the SoutheastDon't think of North Carolina for a climbing destination? Think again. Located in the southern Appalachians, intimidating granite domes, steep quartzite walls, and a variety of terrain offering short and long climbs will whet the appetites of beginning to more advanced climbers.The 10 climbing areas are organized into three geographical regions: Piedmont including Moore's Wall; Stone Mountain; Crowders Mountain; the Northern Blue Ridge covering the infamous Linville Gorge-often referred to as the Grand Canyon of North Carolina; Ship Rock; and the Southern Blue Ridge with Looking Glass, Rumbling Bald, Cedar Rock, Big Green, and Whiteside Mountain.



Country Walks Near Washington

Country Walks Near Washington Author Alan Fisher
ISBN-10 0961496355
Release 1996
Pages 479
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IF YOU LIVE in the Greater Washington region, the excursions described here are close at hand. The walks explore our area's outstanding national, state, and local parks and extensive trail networks. Some of the trails are also suitable for ski touring and bicycling. Each chapter of Country Walks Near Washington includes an overview, detailed directions, one or more maps (there are sixty in all), and extensive commentary.



AMC s Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires

AMC s Best Day Hikes in the Berkshires Author Rene Laubach
ISBN-10 162842012X
Release 2015-04-30
Pages 288
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Discover 50 of the most impressive trails in the Berkshires, home of the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts. Ideal for families, nature lovers, and hiking enthusiasts, this fully revised and updated guide will lead you through the region s scenic natural areas, past historic landmarks, and up to some of the state s best vistas. The hikes stretch from Mount Greylock south to Bash Bish Falls and include ten entirely new routes. Each description includes a map and a summary of the trip time, distance, and difficulty. Author, birder, and wildlife biologist Rene Laubach also recommends the best trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and regularly notes the area s plentiful flora and fauna. Whether you re a resident or a visitor looking for a short walk or a daylong adventure, this is your essential four-season reference for the Berkshires."



Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker s Companion 2018

Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker s Companion  2018 Author Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association
ISBN-10 1944958045
Release 2018-01-10
Pages 288
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The champion of Appalachian Trail guides for long-distance hiking for a quarter-century! With professionally crafted elevation profiles, almost 50 updated maps, and redesigned tables for more at-a-glance information on-trail. Still the only such guide written by volunteers for which all the proceeds are returned to the Trail by these two nonprofits! The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association collaborate each year on a guide especially designed for potential thru-hikers who want the basic information for a five- to six-month trek in the woods, at a reasonable price, but also want the adventure of finding out the extras for themselves. A favorite of section-hikers, too. With fact-checking research by more than three dozen thru-hiker volunteers in 14 states, backed by the first-hand information of the trail's volunteer and staff maintainers and managers and extensive information from the 2018 A.T. Data Book. Equipment-makers' toll-free numbers, post office hours, much more included.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058392690
Release 1988
Pages
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.



Quiet Water Maine

Quiet Water Maine Author Alex Wilson
ISBN-10 1628420669
Release 2017
Pages 352
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This revised edition of AMC's bestselling guide highlights various destinations throughout Maine with information on driving directions, parking, launch information, and a detailed tour description of time, distance, and difficulty. Suitable for both beginner and experienced paddlers alike, this book is ideal for all--including birdwatchers, anglers, and families with children. Quiet Water Maine showcases this rugged state's most serene and spectacular paddling trips in a comprehensive, user-friendly format that will be used for years to come.



A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780385674546
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 304
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.



Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die Author Chris Santella
ISBN-10 9781613120507
Release 2012-11-16
Pages 224
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Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die is the latest offering in the bestselling Fifty Places series. Chris Santella, along with top expedition leaders, explores the world’s greatest walking adventures. Some, such as the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan and the Kangshung Valley Trek in Tibet, are grueling multiweek adventures at high altitudes. Others, such as Japan’s Nakesando Trail, move leisurely from village to village, allowing walkers to immerse themselves in the local culture. Whether it’s climbing the Rwandan mountains to view mountain gorillas or strolling through bistros along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, there’s a memorable hike at everyone’s level within these 50 chapters. With commentaries from expert trekkers and insider tips that lead the reader off the beaten path, Santella has again captured the special characteristics that make these must-visit destinations.



Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention Author Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention
ISBN-10 9780309221542
Release 2012-04-30
Pages 478
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One-third of adults are now obese, and children's obesity rates have climbed from 5 to 17 percent in the past 30 years. The causes of the nation's obesity epidemic are multi-factorial, having much more to do with the absence of sidewalks and the limited availability of healthy and affordable foods than a lack of personal responsibility. The broad societal changes that are needed to prevent obesity will inevitably affect activity and eating environments and settings for all ages. Many aspects of the obesity problem have been identified and discussed; however, there has not been complete agreement on what needs to be done to accelerate progress. Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention reviews previous studies and their recommendations and presents five key recommendations to accelerate meaningful change on a societal level during the next decade. The report suggests recommendations and strategies that, independently, can accelerate progress, but urges a systems approach of many strategies working in concert to maximize progress in accelerating obesity prevention. The recommendations in Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention include major reforms in access to and opportunities for physical activity; widespread reductions in the availability of unhealthy foods and beverages and increases in access to healthier options at affordable, competitive prices; an overhaul of the messages that surround Americans through marketing and education with respect to physical activity and food consumption; expansion of the obesity prevention support structure provided by health care providers, insurers, and employers; and schools as a major national focal point for obesity prevention. The report calls on all individuals, organizations, agencies, and sectors that do or can influence physical activity and nutrition environments to assess and begin to act on their potential roles as leaders in obesity prevention.



Global Issues for Global Citizens

Global Issues for Global Citizens Author Vinay Kumar Bhargava
ISBN-10 9780821367322
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 456
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Written by 27 World Bank experts, this book draws on the Bank's unique global capabilities and experience to promote an understanding of key global issues that cannot be solved by any one nation alone in an increasingly interconnected world. It describes the forces that are shaping public and private action to address these issues and highlights the Bank's own work in these areas. Covering four broad themes (global economy, global human development, global environment, and global governance), this comprehensive volume provides an introduction to today's most pressing global issues -- from pove.



Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son Author Lewis B. Puller
ISBN-10 0802136907
Release 2000
Pages 389
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A Vietnam veteran who lost both legs and a hand in the Vietnam War recounts his homecoming and his attempts to come to terms with his life.



Maine Mountain Guide

Maine Mountain Guide Author Peg Nation
ISBN-10 1929173695
Release 2005-06-01
Pages 261
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Widely recognized as the definitive trail guide to the mountains of Maine, the ninth edition of the popular AMC Maine Mountain Guide is completely revised and updated, with detailed descriptions of more than 200 summits throughout the state.