What's here is everything an outdoors enthusiast could want -- either to marvel at the views or to immerse yourself in the flora and fauna. It's an outdoor mecca for hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists, climbers, rafters, kayakers,campers and even for those who just want to look.
The highest waterfall east of the Mississippi, Whitewater Falls is here. So is Mt. Mitchell, at 6,684 feet, is the highest mountain in the eastern United States. You've got the LInville Gorge, the Grand Canyon of the East and the Fontana Dam, another east of the Rockies record-breaker.
For waterfalls, visit Transylvania County, the land of the waterfalls, with 250 of them, including Whitewater. Visit one of two national parks, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smoky Mountains National Park Or view the lushness of the Pisgah National Forest or the majesty of the Natanhala National Forest.
There's heritage and history here -- the Carl Sandberg home and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial and let's not forget the Biltmore Estate. Lots of historic downtowns and we are telling you about many hotels, museums and other sites that are on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic preservation is a very important part of the lifestyle here.
Explore the work of the artists and craftspeople who populate the region. Come for a weekend, come for a week, but whatever time you have here, you won't regret it.
★ About the Author ★
Ronnie Lovler is is a journalist and former international correspondent for CNN who lived and worked in the Caribbean and Latin America for almost 20 years. She has also lived in Georgia, Florida and California. Ronnie fell in love with Western North Carolina (or WNC) the first time she ventured up that way in 1998 when she was living in Georgia. Since then, she made frequent trips there, especially during the past four years when her son, Tiffen, co-author of this app was a student at Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina. She is now a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Colombia.
Tiffen Tapia received his degree in exercise science from Brevard College, where he was a distance runner from 2007 to 2011. He is intimate with the trails and is passionate about life in WNC. He is a research assistant and graduate student at Georgia Southern University.
★ About Sutro Media ★
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Everything is accessible without a cell signal for use within the park.
This Visitor Guide gives you a great overview of the Smokies, featuring things to do, see, know and services, and contains a wide range of items such as:
• Favorite destinations like Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, Roaring Fork, Oconaluftee Area, Fontana Dam, Cataloochee, Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimneys Picnic Area and many more.
• Filled with photos.
• Locations of services within the park such as visitor centers, restrooms and concessions.
• Concerns, guidelines, and tips—including what to do if you see a bear, bear behavior, directions, how to avoid the crowds, weather, snake and bug concerns and much more.
• Guides to popular recreation in the park such as auto touring, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, and more.
Save things to do, see, know, services, places and preferred guides to your “favorites” for easier access.
The mobile streetmaps are for you! All the map data is loaded on your phone before you leave your home, so can you be on the streets, offline, and still know everything about the area you are in, and locate yourself or any street in the city. You don't need any network connection at all once the application is installed on your phone – no WiFi, no 3G, no GPRS!
This is a complete street level map for your phone. The entire map is stored on your phone, so it works where you have no access to the Internet - it works where Google Maps is inaccessible. This prevents expensive data roaming charges by loading all the map data to your phone before you leave home. You can turn off all network functions and still be able to find your way around. Lets you find all streets, and many useful locations such as ATM's, parkings, museums, and many others.
Map data (c) OpenStreetMap and contributors, CC-BY-SA.
Going on a hiking trip in Shenandoah National Park. Looking for an app to help you navigate all of the trails? Worried you will not have Wi-Fi access to access all of the information? Then this is the app for you as we have included everything you will need in the download!
Key Content Features:
+ Full content of PATC Maps 9, 10 and 11
+ Photos and descriptions for dozens of key locations throughout the park
+ Points of Interest listings for over 1,000 locations in and around Shenandoah National Park
Key Features Include:
+ GPS tracking of your location, even without WiFi or cell reception
+ A revolutionary new trail navigation system
+ Map tools including distance, bearing and compass
+ Customized pins to record photos, comments, & locations along your hike, sharable via email with others who have the App
+ Detailed search capabilities by nearby locations and by type
+ Identify the Latitude/Longitude or UTM Coordinate for any place on the map
PATC-Shenandoah was developed by International Mapping. To learn more visit: www.internationalmapping.com
+ Requires Android OS Version 2.3.2 or later
+ Requires 110 MB of available space on your SD Card (Internal or External).
+ Content has been written by a professional travel writer - not copy-and-pasted from the Park Service website!
+ Over 125 photographs of park, featuring the works of Ron Hutchinson
+ Descriptions for 45 of the most popular hiking trails with the park.
+ Unique Safety section which details all the concerns while visiting the park.
+ Location and description of EVERY restroom in the park!
+ Location and description of EVERY picnic area lot in the park!
+ Details on camping, fishing, and horse riding throughout the park!
+ NO CELL/WIFI CONNECTION REQUIRED! Download all the maps for offline usage.
+ High resolution, topographic maps which you can edit!
+ Carriage roads intersection labels.
+ Hiking trails for the entire park.
+ Interactive map annotations.
+ GPS "where am I" function for the entire Park (does not work on non-GPS enabled devices such as the iPod Touch)
+ 60+ minute audio tour by a professional voiceover artist.
+ 100 points of interest on the History of the Park, Cades Cove, New Found Gap Road, and Roads Less Traveled in the park.
RANGER-LED EVENTS SCHEDULE:
+ Daily National Park Service Ranger-led events are pre-loaded and updated automatically.
+ Includes the time, optional fees, accessibility, meeting location, and description.
+ View multiple days of events.
+ Updated on a regular basis.
+ Sunrise and sunset data for three of the best locations in the park
+ View any date within 365 days into the future
+ Updated on a regular basis
+ Universal National Park Service symbols.
+ Search all content within the app.
+ Favorites feature.
+ Push notifications for park-related news, alerts, and events.
+ Push notifications as soon as they are available.
For more details on this and other Chimani apps for the national parks, visit www.chimani.com. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/chimani and Facebook at www.facebook.com/chimani
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The app enables you to access movies, music, a trip map, destination guides as well as digital newspapers and magazines, helping make your stay experience seem shorter.
Here’s how to use “BLUE” on board:
1. Activate your smartphone or tablet.
2. Activate your Wi-Fi and and connect it to the existing wireless network.
3. Launch the “BLUE” app.
Our 30-A/Destin guide also includes a “Restaurants,” “Activities” and a “Best Of” section, with photos, videos, and menus of all of the area’s restaurants and fun activities. This guide skips all the marketing gimmicks and provides you with honest, down to earth descriptions from the locals about where to find the best food, the best atmosphere, and the best meal to suit to your particular needs. The “Best Of” section also gives you a breakdown of the hot spots for “Friendly Kid Dining,” “Waterfront Views,” and “Girls’ Night Out” just to name a few.
360 Blue has the finest vacation rental properties along the coast, and you won’t find a more informative app with real time, honest reviews about where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while you are visiting the beautiful beaches in South Walton, 30-A, and the Destin area.
This mobile app is a production of the Blount County Partnership, The Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority and Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson.