Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2018-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 22 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.
Johnny Molloy, who has spent more than 800 nights backpacking in the Smokies, has updated his classic guide Top Trails: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This revised edition has been completely updated, including the new backcountry reservation system implemented in the park. He has also added some excellent hikes, some of them well off the beaten path. For example, the hike to Baskins Creek Falls takes you past a pioneer homesite and to a scenic cascade overshadowed by more popular waterfalls nearby, making it an ideal destination for those who want to escape the crowds. A longer trek traverses the regal pine-oak forests of the western part of the park, making a stop at Abrams Falls, mixing solitude with a must-visit waterfall on every Smokies bucket list. Johnny also explores early park history on a hike up Kephart Prong. Here, you can see the remains of a fish hatchery constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, as well as a trail shelter erected by the CCC when the park was just coming to be. Backpackers will enjoy the new loop incorporating Walnut Bottoms along cascading Big Creek, coupled with a stop by historic Mount Cammerer tower, replete with stellar views, before overnighting at Davenport Shelter on the Appalachian Trail. Additionally, Johnny--who considers the Smokies his home stomping ground--makes sure that all the necessary information to help you execute a hike from directions to maps are correct. New photos add flair to the book.
More than nine million people each year find their way to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to drive the winding Newfound Gap Road or to walk hundreds of miles of trails in the nation's most visited national park. This pocket guide points visitors to outdoor activities and details useful travel information for families and backcountry trekkers. Including two PopOut maps and seven detailed maps of the park and its environs, including Newfound Gap Road and wildflower trails, information on Gatlinburg, Tennessee, outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, and wildlife watching, what's available outside the Great Smokies, including places to stay and dine, activities just for families and additional resources to the area.
Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Spring/Summer 2010 marks an exciting new turn for Best EasyDay Hikes guides to some of America's most popular hikingdestinations - accompanied by the corresponding TrailsIllustrated map from National Geographic Maps. Packaged forvalue, and to benefit the efforts of the American HikingSociety, each is a complete hiking resource. (Okay, ......
With 500,000 acres of land, it's hard to know where to start in this majestic national park. This fully updated edition of the popular guide eases the process for novice and veteran hikers alike. Comprehensive and compact, the book profiles 31 day-hikes, both one-way and loop, and 10 overnight hikes. Each profile includes a detailed description, maps and trailhead directions, and a trail summary that rates the difficulty, solitude, and scenery of each hike while outlining significant sites along the way. Destinations include the Little Greenbrier Trail to Walker Sisters Place, one of the last working pioneer homesteads in the Smokies, and the remote and stunning Hyatt Ridge Loop. Easily carried in a backpack, this book has hikes suitable for anyone who prefers vacationing on the trail rather than behind another car.
Globe Pequot's Hiking the perfect companions to hiking, backpacking and camping. They detail each trail's length, direction of travel, difficulty, and elevation change, with excellent maps, and tips on bushwacking and wilderness camping.
Author: Steve Kemp
Publisher: Great Smoky Mountains Association
Release Date: 1992-04-14
"Waterfalls of the Smokies" is a totally-revised and greatly-expanded, full-color guide to over 40 waterfalls in the Smokies. It includes maps, photographs, and detailed directions to each waterfall, including elevations and difficulty of hike. The handy pocket size features rounded corners and long-lasting sewn binding. Published by Great Smoky Mountains Association.
Imagine a place where several waterfalls tumble more than eight stories over ancient rock, where you can hike to a mountain vista offering 100-mile views, where countless streams and rivers rush over riffles and cascades through dense verdant forests, where you can traipse past historic pioneer buildings or stand in awe before a rare, majestic elk that haven't been seen in these parts since George Washington's time. The place is real: It's called Great Smoky Mountains National Park. America's most visited national park, more than 10 million people annually enter the vast, sprawling mountainous terrain that crosses Tennessee and North Carolina. But with the large crowds and the park's incredible size of 816 square miles, how can you ensure that you see its main sights when vacationing or driving through? That's what Best Sights to See at Great Smoky Mountains National Park answers. With this volume, you'll discover the park's top 10 most popular sights and the best day hiking trails to experience them. Let's start planning your trip now!
Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for thirty easy-to-follow trails, from easy low elevation loops to slightly more difficult scenic routes through Mount Rainier. Get a close-up panoramic view of Nisqually Glacier on the popular Skyline Trail; enjoy Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the contiguous United States or power through the hilly Rampart Ridge for unobstructed views of Mount Rainier. Look inside for: • Casual hikes to full-day adventures • After-dinner strolls to full-day hikes • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • GPS coordinates