Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail Game Backpacking Edition

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail Mid-Atlantic

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The mid-Atlantic's best day hikes on the AT!

If you're looking for fun and adventure on the Appalachian Trail, look no further. You hold in your hands an exciting guide to 43 trails in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. They have been tested and approved for families with young kids, veteran hikers, and everyone in between. There are mellow hikes, steep hikes, and hikes through forests. Visit well-known sites, such as Harpers Ferry, the Delaware Water Gap, Bear Mountain State Park, and the Hudson Highlands. Along the way, experience abundant overlooks, Civil War memorials, state parks, waterfalls, and more!

Matt Willen provides detailed information on the best day hikes along this 450-mile stretch of trail. Many of the hikes make use of the AT's vast network of side trails to create loop- and balloon-configuration trips, as well as out-and-back excursions. Each profile includes GPS-based trailhead coordinates, trail maps, and elevation profiles, as well as pertinent information on the natural history of the hike and recommendations for other activities in the area. Ratings for scenery, trail condition, accessibility for children, difficulty, and solitude ensure that you choose the right trails for your specific needs and interests.

This carefully curated collection of short segments offers a new approach to enjoying the granddaddy of America's trails!

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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The South's best day hikes on the Appalachian Trail!

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: South details 45 hikes along the AT from the trail's southern terminus atop Georgia's Springer Mountain north through North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. These superlative treks visit overlooks, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and wilderness, as well as scenic, cultural, and historical sites--even trail towns. This selection of hikes reflects the great variety of features the southern AT provides, and the guide is authored by the Southeast's most experienced outdoor writer, Johnny Molloy.

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Hiker Trash: Notes Sketches Plus Other Detritus from the Appalachian Trail

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A collage of backpacking culture, Hiker Trash offers a glimpse of the off-beat, diverse community that is drawn to thru-hiking the country's oldest long-distance trail. It features a collection of original illustrations by author and artist Sarah Kaizar, as well as color photos by Nicholas Reichard and excerpts from the Appalachian Trail's famed shelter log books that highlight hikers' thoughts, fears, frustrations, and joys.

Kaizar thru-hiked the AT in 2015, a six-month, 2,200mile journey through fourteen states during which she had plenty of time to reflect and heal following the death of her father. Intricate and arresting, her drawings are created in pen-and-ink with colorful acrylic washes; they capture the character of the trail and its shelters as well as the hikers who find respite under the roofs and in the log pages. Fellow AT thru-hiker and professional photographer Nicholas Reichard's images provide another layer of perspective and community.

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Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail

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With a new cover, more extensive index, and list of organizations, the new edition of Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is the go-to resource for anyone interested in the wildflowers found along the 2,190-mile-long Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Stunning full-page color photos by Joe Cook and Monica Sheppard accompany the detailed descriptions by author Leonard M. Adkins that include: bloom season, leaves and stem descripotion, geographic range of growth, and location of the flower along the AT. Also included for many of the 94 flowers profiled in the book is the fascinating role the flower has played through history and its value in folklore as well as modern medicine.