Itineraries ranging from 5 to 325 miles in length
Full-color photos and route maps for each drive
In-depth descriptions of attractions along the way
Optional side trips to museums, parks, and landmarks
Tips on lodging, camping, dining, travel services, and best driving seasons
The 2nd edition of Five-Star Trails: West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest has been completely revised. Veteran author Johnny Molloy used his decades of exploring West Virginia's largest national forest to choose only the best hikes, covering the mosaic of experiences to be had in the "Mon"--whether to rocky overlooks, deep into untamed wildernesses, to backcountry waterfalls, even to botanically rare and rich parcels--special places one and all.
To this end, Molloy has completely rewritten the book, rehiking hikes from the previous edition and adding more than a dozen new hikes for this edition. All the maps and elevation profiles have been professionally redone, and new photographs have been taken. Together, these new elements have been fashioned into a guide worthy of West Virginia's fabulous national forest that is the Monongahela.
At-a-glance information for each river section helps boaters pick rivers to match their ability and current weather conditions, while river descriptions, gauge and shuttle route information provide additional critical information.
Whether boating in kayaks, canoes, or sit-on-tops, paddlers will find more than enough rivers to fit their interest or skill level. In addition, literary interludes scattered throughout each book will invoke the spirit of paddling, encouraging readers' contemplation of past and future trips. Appendices include websites, gauge information, and safety information, making this book a valuable resource in planning out the next trip.
A complete guide to
83 scenic day hikes in the Buckeye State. Categorized by geographic regions,
each includes a description of the topography, flora, fauna, and climate.
Descriptions of parks and preserves cover estimated distance, difficulty
ratings, and summaries of trail features accompanied by maps and GPS