100 Hikes In The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Russ Manning
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898866360
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100 Hikes In The Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the Author: Russ Manning. Fully detailed, best-selling hiking guides.These "best of the best" guides feature full-color photos and maps throughout.

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Kevin Adams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793775
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Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the Author: Kevin Adams. This guide features 82 hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America's most visited national park. It is complete revised and updated.

An Experimental Release Of Elk Into Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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An Experimental Release Of Elk Into Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the Author: . I conducted 6 years of field work to evaluate the habitat use and population dynamics of an experimental release of elk (Cervus elaphus) into Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Park). Elk exhibited relatively small home ranges (female: 10.4 km[superscript 2] and males: 22.4 km[superscript 2]) and movement distances decreased over time. I calculated survival rates (bar[x] == 0.73--0.93) and litter production rates (bar[x] = 0.73) for the population. To assess the potential for a long-term elk population, I incorporated those vital rates into the population modeling software Riskman and tested its sensitivity to any given vital rate. The projected population growth was positive (1.03, SD = 0.001) and the probability of extinction in 100 years was minimal (1%, SD = 0.001). However, the model was sensitive to adult female survival, and the simulated annual deaths of only 4 adult females increased the probability of extinction to 45% (SD = 0.021). Compositional analysis detected a strong preference for grassland areas by elk in the Park. I used spatial data to identify potential habitat for elk on a multivariate level by calculating the Mahalanobis distance (D[superscript 2]) statistic based on the relationship between elk locations and 7 landscape variables. The D[superscript 2] model indicated that the best elk habitat primarily occurred in areas of moderate landscape complexity and edge denisty and gentle slope, and was limited in the Park. At the current small population density, elk had minimal impact on vegetation inside the Park and their diet consisted primarily of graminoids. The elk population at Great Smoky Mountains National Park will likely remain small and vulnerable to extinction for some time due to low growth rates, high environmental stochasticity, and limited habitat. Active management (e.g. predator management, prescribed burning, and mowing) will be required to maintain this population until the population grows to more sustainable levels.

Top Trails Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899978770
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Top Trails Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the Author: Johnny Molloy. 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.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ridge Runner Rescue

Author: Mike Graf
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762784105
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ridge Runner Rescue from the Author: Mike Graf. This is Max Davis reporting from the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s the summer of 1940 . . . The Parkers, an intrepid family of four, are back for another exciting adventure, this time at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With their great-grandfather’s journal as their guide, ten-year-old twins James and Morgan and their parents backpack twenty-six miles along the Appalachian Trail, spotting synchronized fireflies and North America’s largest salamander species. But will the adventure end when Morgan comes down with a mysterious illness? Each book in the exciting Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8–13 explores a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as engaging and educational facts about nature, outdoor safety, and much more. Vacation has never been this fun! Books in the Adventures with the Parkers Series: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks: Danger in the Narrows Glacier National Park: Going to the Sun Grand Canyon National Park: Tail of the Scorpion Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Ridge Runner Rescue Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Wind Cave: Going Underground Olympic National Park: Touch of the Tide Pool, Crack of the Glacier Rocky Mountain National Park: Peril on Longs Peak Yellowstone National Park: Eye of the Grizzly Yosemite National Park: Harrowing Ascent of Half Dome

Who Pooped In The Park

Author: Kemp / Rath
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1560373210
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Who Pooped In The Park from the Author: Kemp / Rath. Watch where you step! Sometimes the animals that live in Great Smoky Mountain National Park are hard to find, but you can always find their poop! Come along with Grant, Julie, and their family as they find poop (scat) and footprints (tracks) and discover which animal made them.

At Home In The Smokies

Author: Wilma Dykeman
Publisher: National Park Service
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At Home In The Smokies from the Author: Wilma Dykeman. This colorful illustrated official handbook from the National Park Service, describes the people who settled and lived in the mountains along the Tennessee and North Carolina border. Part 1 of the handbook introduces the park and its historical sites. Part 2 presents the region's history from the days of the Cherokees to the establishment of the park in 1934 and Part 3 describes the major historical buildings found within the park.

Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 2

Author: William Lord
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897321198
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Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 2 from the Author: William Lord. The Parkway extends 469 miles from its terminus in Rockfish Gap, Virginia, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina. Each mile brings new surprises, as the traveler encounters forests, barrens, and breath-taking panoramas. Ranger and naturalist William Lord takes the interested reader through the Blue Ridge, mile by mile, mountain by mountain, as he describes the wonders of wildlife that abound in this National Park. From the Shenandoah Valley to the spectacular whitewater gorge of the Nantahala, this guide gives both the novice traveler and the experienced explorer another reason to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway once again.