Hiking the Carolina Mountains
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The mountains of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina are a hikers paradise--rich with human history and home to some of the greatest biological diversity in the world. This guide includes 57 day hikes ranging in length from 2 to 13 miles, with destinations including the waterfalls of DuPont State forest; the Blue Ridge Parkway's beautiful Craggy Gardens; the ruins of George Vanderbilt's palatial Buck Spring hunting lodge on Mt. Pisgah; the summit of Cold Mountain, and more. Each entry covers everything you need to know to enjoy your hike: maps and detailed directions, mileage, elevation gain, trail highlights, fees and hiking regulations, films and novels set in each location, and more.
University of Georgia Press, 9781889596198, 360pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2007
About the Author
DANNY BERNSTEIN has been hiking all of her adult life. An Appalachian Trail end-to-ender, she has completed the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and the 800 miles of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bernstein writes about the outdoors from her home in Asheville, North Carolina.