100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

The Mountaineers Books
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* Each of these North Carolina hikes is the cream-of-the-crop
* Full-color topographical maps, elevation profiles, and over 100 stunning trail photographs
* Trails-at-a-Glance chart to help find the hikes you want quickly and easily
* Includes info on North Carolina public lands acquisition and regulations

North Carolina is the ideal hiking state: dramatic mountain trails in the Southern Appalachians, lots of rolling trails near high population centers in the Piedmont, diverse hikes that few people know about on the Coastal Plain. The varied climates of the state make for a wide array of hiking opportunities, sure to provide some favorites for everyone. Whether you thrive off of an intense heart-pounding climb with a sweeping vista as a reward or prefer a smoother terrain filled with interesting historical tidbits, there is a classic hike for you.

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About the author

JOE MILLER is an outdoor adventure columnist who regularly hikes, bikes, camps, and paddles. He has written about the outdoors for The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1992 and has written a weekly outdoors column, "Take it Outside" for ten years. 100 Classic Hikes North Carolina is his first book.

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Publisher
The Mountaineers Books
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Published on
Oct 9, 2007
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781594852596
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Hiking
Travel / Special Interest / Hikes & Walks
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Joe Miller brings us the first-ever stand-alone guidebook to backpacking in North Carolina, a state long known as a terrific backpacking destination. Covering 43 of the best trips the state has to offer, Backpacking North Carolina provides all the information necessary for beginning and experienced backpackers alike to enjoy hiking destinations from the mountains to the coast. Each trip description offers key maps and navigation information, including water sources and camping spots, as well as trip highlights and special considerations. Miller offers tips for enriching the experience, such as filling dark nights with stargazing and other activities, and gives advice for backpacking with children. Offering his expertise in a way that emphasizes the accessibility of backpacking, Miller encourages a wide range of nature lovers to give it a try, perhaps for the first time. Several "best-of" lists are included, featuring trips with exceptional nature study opportunities, water recreation, and easy excursions for beginners. Backpacking North Carolina takes the reader deep into a state full of natural wonder and adventure.

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Helpful essays to introduce each trail and its features
Gear and safety advice for year-round backpacking
Major points of interest highlighted on each trip
Family-friendly trails and easy bailouts for when hiking with children
Detailed trail maps and directions to trailheads
Elevation profiles for each hike
Estimated hike times and level of difficulty
Camping permit requirements
GPS coordinates for water sources and good camping spots
Bullet lists of best trips for fishing, bird watching, waterfalls, and more

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