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Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains Author Kenneth Wise
ISBN-10 9781621900689
Release 2014-03-30
Pages 536
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Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains is an essential guide to one of America’s most breathtaking and rugged national parks. The second edition of this compellingly readable and useful book is completely updated, giving outdoor enthusiasts the most current information they need to explore this world-renowned wilderness. Included here are facts on more than 125 official trails recognized by the Park Service. Each one has its own setting, purpose, style, and theme, and author Kenneth Wise describes them in rich and vivid detail. For every route, he includes a set of driving directions to the trailhead, major points of interest, a schedule of distances to each one, a comprehensive outline of the trail’s course, specifics about where it begins and ends, references to the U.S. Geological Survey’s quadrangle maps, and, when available, historical anecdotes relating to the trail. His colorful descriptions of the area’s awe-inspiring beauty are sure to captivate even armchair travelers. Organized by sections that roughly correspond to the seventeen major watersheds in the Smokies, Wise starts in Tennessee and moves south into North Carolina, with two major trails—the Lakeshore and the Appalachian—that traverse several watersheds treated independently. Further enhancing the utility of this volume is the inclusion of the Great Smoky Mountains’ official trail map as well as an informative introduction filled with details about the geology, climate, vegetation, wildlife, human history, and environmental concerns of the region. A seasoned outdoorsman with more than thirty years of experience in the area and codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Wise brings an exceptional depth of knowledge to this guide. Both experienced hikers and novices will find this newly revised edition an invaluable resource for trekking in the splendor of the Smokies. In addition to being codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project, Kenneth Wise is associate professor at UTK’s John C. Hodges Library, coeditor of Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544–1934, and coauthor of A Natural History of Mount Le Conte.



Day Hiker s Guide to All the Trails in the Smoky Mountains

Day Hiker s Guide to All the Trails in the Smoky Mountains Author Elizabeth I. Etnier
ISBN-10 0980074274
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 132
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Hiking Tennessee

Hiking Tennessee Author Kelley Roark
ISBN-10 1493006568
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 304
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This guidebook features 62 of the best hiking areas from natural wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the historical Civil War battlefields of Shiloh and Lookout Mountain. Included are full-color photos and maps throughout.



Smokies Chronicle

Smokies Chronicle Author Ben Anderson
ISBN-10 9780895876935
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 183
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Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity owing mostly to copious precipitation, elevation variation, and remnants of the most recent ice age. In the park, one finds a variety of trees and plants similar to that of the entire 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail from north Georgia to central Maine. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year. On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails he was familiar with from previous hiking and backpacking excursions, often through his role as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years. Even on familiar trails, he sought a greater perspective and deeper insight into the park. In Smokies Chronicle, Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry. Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a writer who has an extensive history with the park.



Wildflower Walks Hikes

Wildflower Walks   Hikes Author Jim Parham
ISBN-10 188959637X
Release 2018
Pages 240
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This wildflower guide written specifically for walkers and hikers recommends 59 routes on public lands in the North Carolina Mountains, covering Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests, DuPont State Forest, the Appalachian Trail, and more. Each entry provides a map, driving and walking directions, and descriptions of flowers to be found there. A section on forest types and a bloom schedule are also included; over 300 color photos assist with flower identification.



North Carolina Waterfalls

North Carolina Waterfalls Author Kevin Adams
ISBN-10 0895876531
Release 2016
Pages 492
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250 of the best waterfalls found in North Carolina with full descriptions, comprehensive directions, and four-color photographs.



100 Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

100 Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Russ Manning
ISBN-10 0898866367
Release 1999
Pages 285
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Fully detailed, best-selling hiking guides.These "best of the best" guides feature full-color photos and maps throughout.



100 Trails of the Big South Fork

100 Trails of the Big South Fork Author Russ Manning
ISBN-10 0898866383
Release 2000
Pages 237
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All the trails of the Big South Fork plus adjacent national forests and parks. Great for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders.



Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Kevin Adams
ISBN-10 9780762793778
Release 2013-03-19
Pages 320
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This guide features 82 hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America's most visited national park. It is complete revised and updated.



Hiking Tennessee

Hiking Tennessee Author Logue, Victoria
ISBN-10 9781450492065
Release 2015-03-25
Pages 264
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The ideal guide to 85 scenic day hikes in the Volunteer State. Categorized by geographic regions, each includes a description of the topography, flora, fauna, and climate. Descriptions of state and national parks cover estimated distance, difficulty ratings, and summaries of trail features accompanied by maps and GPS coordinates of trailheads and some Civil War–era and Native American historical sites.



Cherokee National Forest Hiking Guide

Cherokee National Forest Hiking Guide Author William H. Skelton
ISBN-10 157233374X
Release 2005
Pages 566
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First published in 1992, Cherokee National Forest Hiking Guide has been a vitalcompanion to thousands who have explored the 640,000-acre Cherokee National Forest. This second edition has been substantially expanded to cover all hiking trails in the forest as of 2003.Stretching across the Tennessee?North Carolina state line, the Cherokee NationalForest includes much of the western slopes of the southern Appalachian Mountains, north and south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area encompasses atremendous diversity of wildlife, vegetation, and scenic vistas of high mountain peaks and beautiful creeks, waterfalls, and valleys.Almost two hundred described and mapped trails and footpaths wind throughout this wildlife haven, inviting everyone who loves the outdoors-- hikers, backpackers, hunters, anglers, and horseback riders-- to explore its natural beauty. The Cherokee National Forest Hiking Guide provides maps and specific directions along with a wealth of general information on the forest's present and past wildlife, vegetation, and geology, as well as a history of the forest's human inhabitants-- including the political battles that have been waged to protect the forest.Featuring a new foreword by Senator Lamar Alexander, this book remains the definitiveguide to this expansive and alluring landscape sure to thrill outdoorsmen for manygenerations to come.



Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula

Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula Author Craig Romano
ISBN-10 159485047X
Release 2007
Pages 354
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* More than 100 day hikes, with options for linking them to longer routes * Compact, easy-carry size * Two color maps, charts and elevation profiles This handsome guide is full of charts and easy-to-find information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. And once you're on the trail, you'll enjoy the sidebars on flora and fauna, and historical highlights that accompany many of the routes. There is a full-color front map and then two-color section maps, along with cleardriving directions to the trail head, options for nearby camping, ratings for trail difficulty and photos of what you'll see on your hike. Hikes are typically less than 12 miles round trip. The Day Hiking series guidebooks are the most comprehensive and attractive trail guides available for Washington state.



The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Author Martin Melosi
ISBN-10 9781469616605
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 320
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From semitropical coastal areas to high mountain terrain, from swampy lowlands to modern cities, the environment holds a fundamental importance in shaping the character of the American South. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture surveys the dynamic environmental forces that have shaped human culture in the region--and the ways humans have shaped their environment. Articles examine how the South's ecology, physiography, and climate have influenced southerners--not only as a daily fact of life but also as a metaphor for understanding culture and identity. This volume includes ninety-eight essays that explore--both broadly and specifically--elements of the southern environment. Thematic overviews address subjects such as plants, animals, energy use and development, and natural disasters. Shorter topical entries feature familiar species such as the alligator, the ivory-billed woodpecker, kudzu, and the mockingbird. Also covered are important individuals in southern environmental history and prominent places in the landscape, such as the South's national parks and seashores. New articles cover contemporary issues in land use and conservation, environmental protection, and the current status of the flora and fauna widely associated with the South.



Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians Author Timothy P. Spira
ISBN-10 9781469622651
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 304
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If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As he surveys one of America's most biologically diverse regions, Spira introduces hikers to the "natural communities" approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy--equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes: * a detailed map and GPS coordinates * a lively trail description highlighting the plants you are most likely to see, as well as birds and other animals along the way * an associated plant species list Also featured: * beautiful color photographs of 30 destination waterfalls, 125 plants, and more * detailed descriptions of 125 key plant species * 22 drawings to help identify plant structures * a glossary of botanical terms



Hiking North Carolina

Hiking North Carolina Author Randy Johnson
ISBN-10 0762756098
Release 2007-02-01
Pages 384
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From the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Piedmont and the Outer Banks, this thoroughly updated and revised guide features more than 200 hiking trails in all regions of the state.



Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler s Companion

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler s Companion Author Ian Rutter
ISBN-10 1571882413
Release 2002
Pages 67
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Author: Ian Rutter WHAT'S THIS BOOK ABOUT? The weather, geology, geographic location, entomology, native plant life, and fisheries management policies have combined to create daunting obstacles for the Great Smoky Mountain fly-angler. In this book, Ian Rutter unlocks the secrets of this gorgeous region, including; trout steams, game fish, fishing methods, fishing seasons, catching larger trout, trout flies, and more. Some of the streams are closed to fishing for the study and preservation of brook trout populations, but those that are open to fishing are described individually, including fish species, productive flies and techniques, stream features, access, easy-to-read icons, and more. If you are fortunate enough to fish this beautiful, historical area of America, this handbook will be your perfect guide. WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS BOOK? 1. Easily-identified icons make stream attributes easily and quicly apparent; fish species present, hiking required, campsights; boat access; campgrounds; and car fishin 2. Spectacular scenery highlighted with beautiful photographs 3. Chambers of Commerce listing allow anglers to easily book fishing trips 8.5 x 11 inches, 68 pages, all color WHO IS THE AUTHOR? As a volunteer for the fisheries division and an employee at the most-visited fly shop near the park, Ian Rutter is very familiar with fly-fishing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He has given numerous presentations across the Southeast, and currently has an instructional fly-fishing video in production.



The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Adam H. Alfrey
ISBN-10 9780738590714
Release 2012
Pages 127
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For centuries, the majesty and mystery of the Great Smoky Mountains have lured mankind. The Cherokee were among the first to build thriving communities here, and backcountry frontiersmen were next to put down roots. In time, visitors arrived, eager to take in the cool mountain air, and returned home with stories of "hillbillies." Then came those who used the mountains for their own advantages, such as lumber barons, armed with steam shovels and skidders. Eventually, civic boosters from western North Carolina and east Tennessee took note and began advocating for the protection of the Great Smoky Mountains. Before a national park could be established, though, there were competing interests to be sorted and a consideration of the lives affected.