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Best Short Hikes: Great Smoky Mountains
Best Short Hikes: Great Smoky Mountains by Kenneth Wise 0870499734 9780870499739
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Best Short Hikes: Great Smoky Mountains by Kenneth Wise

Located astride the Tennessee-North Carolina border, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains more than one hundred trails that trace eight hundred miles of rugged terrain. This fact is certain to bewilder any newcomer who might be eager to explore the Parks backcountry but is unsure where to start. This book, intended as a beginners guide to hiking the Smokies, offers lively, informative descriptions of twenty-two trails that can be completed in a day or less.<P>For anyone who has yet to discover the beauty of the Smokies, the highest North American mountains east of the Mississippi, the trails described here offer a splendid introduction. Scenic overlooks at Mount Le Conte, Clingmans Dome, Gregory Bald, and other peaks are included along these pathways, as are some of the well-known waterfalls of the Park, such as Laurel Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Ramsay Cascades. In addition to vital data about the length of the trail, its elevation gain, and how to get there, each trail descriptionis packed with interesting facts and Smoky Mountain lore. Detailed maps are also included. In their introduction, the authors provide a brief overview of the Parks history as well as useful tips for novice hikers.

Author: Kenneth Wise

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 104

Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press

Publication Date: 1997-04-30

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