Day And Overnight Hikes

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 089732773X
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Day And Overnight Hikes from the Author: Johnny Molloy. This book presents more than 30 day hikes. Classic hikes, such as Rose River Loop and Whiteoak Canyon, are included. However, though the majority of these hikes are not as well known, they offer as much solitude and equally scenic sights––like Lost Cliffs and Furnace Mountain––as the more popular hikes. This will give you the opportunity to get back to nature on your own terms. Often, park sightseers randomly pick a hike without knowing where it will lead, or they follow the crowds wherever they go. Choosing a hike at random in Shenandoah, where many trails drop steeply off the Blue Ridge, may result in a rigorous return to the car with no rewards to show effort. Two types of day hikes are offered: one-way and loop hikes. One-way hikes lead to a particularly rewarding destination and return via the same trail. The return trip allows you to see everything from the opposite vantage point. You may notice more minute trailside features the second go-round, and returning at a different time of day may give the same trail a surprisingly different character. But to some, returning on the same trail just isn’t enjoyable. The loop hikes provide an alternative. Most of the hikes offer solitude to maximize your Shenandoah experience, although portions of some hikes traverse potentially popular areas. It should also be noted that loop hikes are generally longer and harder than one-way hikes, but a bigger challenge can reap bigger rewards. Day hiking is the best and most popular way to "break into" the Shenandoah wilderness. But for those with the inclination to see the mountain cycle from day to night and back again, this book offers ten overnight hikes with the best locales for camping. The length of these hikes–– three days and two nights––was chosen primarily for the weekend backpacker. Backpackers must follow park regulations and practice "leave no trace" wilderness-use etiquette. Each day and overnight hike contains four key elements to help readers plan and enjoy the perfect trip: • GPS-based trail maps • GPS-based elevation profiles • directions to the trailhead • trail descriptions Each trail description offers precise commentary on what to expect along the way and rates each hike for: • scenery • trail condition • difficulty • accessibility for children • solitude Designed to fit easily into a back pocket, this guide leads hikers and backpackers to sites of exceptional beauty and solitude.

75 Hikes In Virginia Shenandoah National Park 2nd Edition

Author: Russ Manning
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594852898
Size: 74.23 MB
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75 Hikes In Virginia Shenandoah National Park 2nd Edition from the Author: Russ Manning. * 75 trails and 70 scenic overlooks in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park * Guidebook includes maps and hiking descriptions Shenandoah National Park lies along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Virginia, encompassing 196,000 acres, including 80,000 acres of federally designated wilderness. The trails in this thorough guidebook will take hikers along the peaks of the Blue Ridge, past waterfalls, and down into lush canyons. In addition to the detailed trail descriptions, you'll find information about park history, plants and animals, geology, and human history, plus some highlights of the 105-mile Skyline Drive.

A Walk In The Woods

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674546
Size: 26.93 MB
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A Walk In The Woods from the Author: Bill Bryson. 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.

The Undying Past Of Shenandoah National Park

Author: Darwin Lambert
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart
ISBN: 1461663989
Size: 50.77 MB
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The Undying Past Of Shenandoah National Park from the Author: Darwin Lambert. A history of this national park written in conjunction with its 50th anniversary.

Hiking Shenandoah National Park

Author: Robert C. Gildart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493016857
Size: 50.46 MB
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Hiking Shenandoah National Park from the Author: Robert C. Gildart. Completely updated, this edition provides detailed descriptions and maps of the best hikes in the park. From easy day hikes to strenuous backpacking trips, this guide will provide readers with all the latest information they need to plan virtually any type of hiking adventure in the park.

Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park

Author: Bert Gildart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493016873
Size: 45.90 MB
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Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park from the Author: Bert Gildart. This guide features twenty-eight of the best short hikes in Shenandoah National Park. Accurate maps and detailed directions make this pocket-sized handbook both easy to use and authoritative.