Hiking Through History Virginia

Author: Johnny Molloy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493010484
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Hiking Through History Virginia from the Author: Johnny Molloy. Imagine hiking along a wooded trail in Virginia and stumbling upon the stone foundation of a crumbled building, the wooden slats of the walls caved in, the ironwork of the hinges still dangling on the burned out door. This discovery piques your interest—what is this? What’s its significance? How can you find out? Enter Hiking through History Virginia: Exploring the Old Dominion’s Past by Trail. The hiking guidebook, which profiles forty hikes (all trails, of varying degrees of difficulty), goes beyond simply stating miles and directions and GPS coordinates for each hike to include rich descriptions of the history underfoot. From Civil War Battlefields like the Petersburg National Battlefield to early settlement sites like Henricus from the 1600s, this book is the perfect companion for any hiker with an interest in history. Make no mistake—this is a hiking book first and foremost, complete with rich photos and detailed maps, but with added extras and sidebars detailing enough historical information to satisfy every curiosity along the way.

Hiking Through History

Author: Leanna Joyner
ISBN: 9781889386942
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Hiking Through History from the Author: Leanna Joyner. The ridges and valleys of the Appalachians once were the frontier of colonial America. Today their centerline is the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, a hiking and backpacking beacon to the world. In between, its route became one of many routes to freedom for the enslaved in the South and mid-Atlantic states and then a series of mountaintop battlefields. Some argue it began here, with John Brown's raid on the armory at Harpers Ferry, the psychological halfway point of the legendary footpath. Hiking through History documents battle sites along the Trail from east Tennessee to the retreat lines from Gettysburg, Underground Railroad sites from Harpers Ferry north to Maine, and a singular Trailside network of farms bought postwar by former slaves in central Virginia, their ruins still visible. Each site is illustrated with period photographs and a suggested hike, complete with four-color map and detailed description. In the four years of the Civil War, hundreds died atop denuded ridges along what is now a peaceful, forested path for recreatrion and reflection. The intent of this volume is to provide to hikers a sense of what happened here more than 150 years ago and provoke them to reimagine the scenery and think about their past as Americans. Foreword by Brian B. King.

Hiking Through History New York

Author: Randi Minetor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493019546
Size: 73.18 MB
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Hiking Through History New York from the Author: Randi Minetor. In Hiking through History New York, you can hike through the forest planted on orders from President Franklin Roosevelt and follow the swath cut by the 20th century’s strongest and most influential First Lady. Or you can traverse the Minisink Battleground, a shady natural area once erupted in battle between British, Iroquois, and American troops. Or explore Fort Niagara and walk along lookout points that French soldiers occupied as far back as the 1600s. Hiking through History New York profiles forty hikes, going beyond stating miles and directions for each hike to include rich descriptions of the history underfoot. Whether you’re a curious tourist or a local history buff, this is a comprehensive guidebook to the area’s natural and human history.

Hiking Through

Author: Paul Stutzman
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441238115
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Hiking Through from the Author: Paul Stutzman. After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart--the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. Paul left his stable career, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life--and will change readers' lives as well. In Hiking Through, readers will join Paul on his remarkable 2,176-mile hike through fourteen states in search of peace and a renewed sense of purpose, meeting fascinating and funny people along the way. They'll discover that every choice we make along the path has consequences for the journey and will come away with a new understanding of God's grace and guidance. Nature-lovers, armchair adventurers, and those grieving a loss may not be able to hike the AT themselves, but they can go on this spiritual pilgrimage with a truly humble and sympathetic guide.

Hiking Through History Alabama

Author: Joe Cuhaj
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493019392
Size: 12.19 MB
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Hiking Through History Alabama from the Author: Joe Cuhaj. Whether you're a curious tourist or a local history buff, this guidebook contains all the tools you'll need to explore the Heart of Dixie's history. From ruins to battlefields, each of the 40 featured hikes comes with helpful maps and directions, as well as a carefully researched impression of the trail, and a comprehensive guide to the area's natural and human history.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Washington D C

Author: Paul Elliott
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897328142
Size: 11.52 MB
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Washington D C from the Author: Paul Elliott. 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.

Hiking Waterfalls In Virginia

Author: Andy Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493014455
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Hiking Waterfalls In Virginia from the Author: Andy Thompson. Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the area. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia will take you through state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, and from popular city parks to the most remote and secluded corners of the area to view the most spectacular waterfalls.

Hike America Virginia

Author: Bill Burnham
ISBN: 9780762707638
Size: 52.54 MB
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Hike America Virginia from the Author: Bill Burnham. Lavishly detailed and richly illustrated, Hike America TM guides are the ultimate hiking guidebooks. Each book includes extensive information on hiking throughout the state or region. Each profile is richly illustrated with photography and provides: -- A general overview of the hike -- A description of any pertinent historical or geological points of interest -- A comprehensive, mile-by-mile description of the hike and what to look for -- Any special precautions; and special points along the way you won't want to miss -- A locator map showing you where in the state the hike is located -- Shaded relief maps to provide the reader with a clear picture of the terrain -- A profile map showing the elevation gain or loss and where the steeper sections of the hike occur along the way

Explorer S Guide 50 Hikes In West Virginia Walks Hikes And Backpacks From The Allegheny Mountains To The Ohio River Second Edition Explorer S 50 Hikes

Author: Leonard M. Adkins
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581571747
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Explorer S Guide 50 Hikes In West Virginia Walks Hikes And Backpacks From The Allegheny Mountains To The Ohio River Second Edition Explorer S 50 Hikes from the Author: Leonard M. Adkins. "West Virginia native and long-distance hiker and author Leonard M. Adkins has walked more than 400 miles to uncover 50 hikes available to outdoor travelers of all ages and abilities. From rugged Allegheny Mountain summits to the banks of the Ohio River, the author leads you to hikes beside rushing streams and crashing waterfalls, up to windswept plains whose flora and fauna resemble that of Canada's, and into hill country's hidden valleys. Other journeys traverse rocky mountain crests, reveal far-reaching vistas, travel miles of nearly level rail-trails, and explore historic sites and Civil War battlefields. One hike passes by a listing wooden shelter once used by President Lyndon B. Johnson; another goes into a series of tunnels cut through the mountains. The shortest hike is 0.5 mile, the longest is a challenging multiday backpacking trek on the state's premier long-distance route, the Allegheny Trail. An overview chart provides information on the 50 hikes at a glance, making it easy to choose the hike that's right for you. Each hike description includes trailhead directions, total distance, hiking time, vertical rise, a detailed account of the route, and a topographic map"-- Publishers website.