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Hiking North Carolina's National Forests

Hiking North Carolina's National Forests

50 Can't-Miss Trail Adventures in the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests

  • Author: Johnny Molloy
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469611686
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 264
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North Carolina's 1.2 million acres of national forestland are some of our state's most distinctive and botanically diverse areas. Veteran nature writer Johnny Molloy welcomes you to enjoy these beautiful and often surprising wild areas, guiding you safely there and back again. Molloy renders the sometimes primitive trails accessible to both beginner and more intrepid hikers, from families with small children to dedicated wilderness wanderers. Spotlighting the best hikes in all four of North Carolina's national forests--Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan, ranging from the mountains to the coast--this book includes some of the state's most heralded destinations and invites you to explore many lesser-known gems. Features include * A hike summary, including distance, time, and difficulty of each trip * Detailed instructions to keep you on the trail * GPS coordinates of every trailhead, a narrative of the hike, and can't-miss features * A cultural and natural history of each area * Best seasons to go * Fees and permits, as well as contact information for each area * Photos and maps to orient you

Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests

Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests

An Ecological Guide to 30 Great Hikes in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia

  • Author: Stephanie B. Jeffries,Thomas R. Wentworth
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469618214
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 336
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This unique hiking guide to the southern Appalachian mountains leads readers to explore the rich forest ecosystems and other natural communities visitors encounter along the trail. Drawing on years of experience guiding forest walks throughout the region, Steph Jeffries and Tom Wentworth invite hikers and nature lovers to see their surroundings in new ways. Readers will learn to decipher clues from the tree canopies, forest floor, and other natural features to appreciate more fully the environmental factors that make the southern Appalachians home to an amazing biodiversity. These thirty popular hikes in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia range from short walks along Blue Ridge Parkway pull-offs to longer day trips in the region's backcountry. Offering spectacular mountain scenery and natural wildflower gardens, these trails are the perfect place to gain a new appreciation for the natural communities of the region. Features include * A summary including distance, difficulty, and GPS coordinates for each hike * A narrative description of each hike, including the unique natural features waiting to be discovered * Detailed instructions to keep you on the trail * Best seasons to go for wildflower and foliage views * Contact information for each area * Photos and maps to orient you * An illustrated guide to southern Appalachia's most common trees and shrubs, including tips on identification

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Thirty Great Hikes

  • Author: Timothy P. Spira
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469622653
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 304
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If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As he surveys one of America's most biologically diverse regions, Spira introduces hikers to the "natural communities" approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy--equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes: * a detailed map and GPS coordinates * a lively trail description highlighting the plants you are most likely to see, as well as birds and other animals along the way * an associated plant species list Also featured: * beautiful color photographs of 30 destination waterfalls, 125 plants, and more * detailed descriptions of 125 key plant species * 22 drawings to help identify plant structures * a glossary of botanical terms

Hiking North Carolina's National Forests

Hiking North Carolina's National Forests

50 Can't-Miss Trail Adventures in the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests

  • Author: Johnny Molloy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781469611662
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 264
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Hiking North Carolina's National Forests: 50 Can't-Miss Trail Adventures in the Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests

100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

  • Author: Joe Miller
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: 1594852596
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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CLICK HERE to download two free hikes — "Cedar Rock Trail" and "Crowders Mountain" — from 100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina * 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.

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, Revised and Expanded Edition

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway, Revised and Expanded Edition

The Only Guide You Will Ever Need, Including GPS, Detailed Maps, and More

  • Author: Leonard M. Adkins
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469646986
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 424
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This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official National Park Service trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the parkway, including the Appalachian Trail and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands, along with citations for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Far more than a guide to the trails, this book will help you plan your whole trip. It's the perfect companion for your next parkway adventure. Includes: - every public trail along the parkway - GPS coordinates and 72 maps - 255 total trails, including 12 new trails since the last edition - trail length and difficulty - points of interest - wheelchair accessibility - a short history of the parkway and region - campgrounds and lodges - public restroom locations - elevation change charts for cyclists - tunnel heights for RVs - wildflower bloom calendar - selected sightseeing information on nearby towns

Plantations, Privatization, Poverty and Power

Plantations, Privatization, Poverty and Power

Changing Ownership and Management of State Forests

  • Author: Michael Garforth,James Mayers
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 1849772207
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 328
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Private sector delivery of state services is increasingly common worldwide, and state forest plantation management is no exception. Increasingly governments are transferring rights and responsibilities to the private sector for state-owned plantations. Some claim that this is the road to achieving sustainable forest management, greater contributions to local livelihoods and poverty reduction, others disagree. This book examines the evidence and explores the many issues raised by these changing relationships between the state, the private sector and local livelihoods. Experiences from around the world are described through seven case studies from Australia, China, Chile, India, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and key lessons and clear guidance are provided on how governments can best achieve a balance between private and public involvement while continuing to deliver the key social goods and services expected by all citizens.

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: South

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: South

  • Author: Johnny Molloy
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • ISBN: 0897324803
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
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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 wildernesses, 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.

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die

Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die

Outdoor Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

  • Author: Chris Santella
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 1613120508
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die is the latest offering in the bestselling Fifty Places series. Chris Santella, along with top expedition leaders, explores the world’s greatest walking adventures. Some, such as the Lunana Snowman Trek in Bhutan and the Kangshung Valley Trek in Tibet, are grueling multiweek adventures at high altitudes. Others, such as Japan’s Nakesando Trail, move leisurely from village to village, allowing walkers to immerse themselves in the local culture. Whether it’s climbing the Rwandan mountains to view mountain gorillas or strolling through bistros along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, there’s a memorable hike at everyone’s level within these 50 chapters. With commentaries from expert trekkers and insider tips that lead the reader off the beaten path, Santella has again captured the special characteristics that make these must-visit destinations.

Hiking the Wonderland Trail

Hiking the Wonderland Trail

The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail

  • Author: Tami Asars
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • ISBN: 1594856559
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 256
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CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "Backpacking" from Hiking the Wonderland Trail "There's no other trip, trail or peak that any backpacker should rank higher on his life list than the Wonderland Trail." - Backpacker magazine * Comprehensive and affectionate guide to one of the nation’s iconic wilderness trails * Everything you need to help plan this 93-mile trek, whether done in one trip or several * Lavish, full-color design, yet informative and practical, with 125 photographs and 18 maps * Find even more details, updates and added trip extensions at hikingthewonderlandtrail.com Washington State's famed Wonderland Trail is a spectacular 93-mile route that circumnavigates Mount Rainier, challenging hikers with its strenuous 22,000 feet of cumulative elevation gain and loss. Hiking the Wonderland Trail: The Complete Guide to Mount Rainier's Premier Trail is an authoritative guidebook penned by Washington native Tami Asars, a professional instructor on hiking the trail, a third-generation hiker of the Cascade mountains, and seven-time hiker of the entire Wonderland Trail. In this guide Asars draws on her experience, covering these essentials: * How to work with the Wonderland Trail permit reservation system, and when to apply * Recommended gear--with a checklist--and ways to reduce pack weight, prevent blisters, and stay warm and dry * How to pack the perfect backpack * Food and fuel caching on the Wonderland, tips and instruction * Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions and suggested itineraries * How to extend your adventures with the Northern Loop Trail and the Eastside Trail Over the years, Asars has taken extensive notes that she shares at workshops and in the field. Hiking the Wonderland Trail distills her boot-tested knowledge so that everyone can enjoy the magic of Mount Rainier's premier trail.

Petri Nets for Systems Engineering

Petri Nets for Systems Engineering

A Guide to Modeling, Verification, and Applications

  • Author: Claude Girault,Rüdiger Valk
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3662053241
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 607
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Using formal methods for the specification and verification of hardware and software systems is becoming increasingly important as systems increase in size and complexity. The aim of the book is to illustrate progress in formal methods based on Petri net formalisms. It presents both practical and theoretical foundations for the use of Petri nets in complex system engineering tasks. In doing so it bridges the gap between Petri nets and the systems modeling and implementation process. It contains a collection of examples arising from different fields, such as flexible manufacturing, telecommunication and workflow management systems.

Hiking North Carolina

Hiking North Carolina

A Guide to More Than 500 of North Carolina's Greatest Hiking Trails

  • Author: Randy Johnson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493014854
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 392
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From the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Piedmont and the Outer Banks, this thoroughly updated and revised guide features more than 200 hiking trails in all regions of the state.

Backpacking Tips For Beginners

Backpacking Tips For Beginners

  • Author: James Drake
  • Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 168305069X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 21
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Backpacking is a type of international travelling wherein a backpack is used rather than suitcases or other types of luggage. This type of travel refers to either travelling from country to country in the different cities and places or nature trekking from country to country. In other words, the travel can either be city trekking or outdoor trekking as long as it involves the use of backpack and not booking in tour packages. Backpacking is actually the most popular means of international travel nowadays for several reasons.

Gold Panning in British Columbia

Gold Panning in British Columbia

  • Author: Jim Lewis
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 1927757029
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
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“I want to gold pan; I want to strike rich. I’ve been searching for a stream of gold. It’s these fortunes I never win that keep me searching for a stream of gold. And I’m getting old. I keep searching for my stream of gold; and I’m getting close.” If those words sound like a common refrain, don’t despair. With this newly compiled and expanded edition of Jim’s previous three bestselling gold-panning guides to BC in your library, you’ll know where to find streams of gold all over BC. Jim Lewis has been gold panning all across this province, and now he’s sharing his fortune and spilling the motherlode about which creaks pan out. Each creek is well described and accompanied by clear directions and maps. In addition to disclosing his most treasured tips and tricks, Jim teaches you how to read the river and summarizes the mining history of each region. From what time of year to head out, what to bring with you and what to watch out for, Gold Panning in British Columbia covers the basics and beyond. You won’t need a rainbow to help you find a pot of gold.

America's Neighborhood Bats

America's Neighborhood Bats

Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony with Them

  • Author: Merlin D. Tuttle
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292792506
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 112
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Since its first publication in 1988, America's Neighborhood Bats has changed the way we look at bats by underscoring their harmless and beneficial nature. In this second revised edition, Merlin Tuttle offers bat aficionados the most up-to-date bat facts, including a wealth of new information on bat house design and current threats to bat survival.

Hiking Waterfalls in North Carolina

Hiking Waterfalls in North Carolina

A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes

  • Author: Melissa Watson
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • ISBN: 9781493035694
  • Category:
  • Page: 320
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A beautiful, full-color guidebook to more than 150 of the best waterfall hikes in North Carolina.

Birds of the Carolinas

Birds of the Carolinas

  • Author: Eloise F. Potter,James F. Parnell,Robert P. Teulings,Ricky Davis
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469625652
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 416
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The well-loved standard reference for bird-watchers and nature lovers in North Carolina and South Carolina, Birds of the Carolinas collects information on all avian species known to have occurred in the region since 1900. This thoroughly revised second edition describes more than 460 individual species, including more than 60 new species that have been recorded since the publication of the first edition in 1980. Updated entries for all species reflect the current status of bird life as well as major changes in taxonomy and nomenclature. Each species account indicates when and where the bird is most likely to be found in the Carolinas, its nesting habits, feeding habits, and descriptive information useful in identifying the species. Generously illustrated with 350 color photographs, this comprehensive guide to regional birds and their behavior will quickly earn a prominent place on the bookshelf of every bird-watcher in the Carolinas.

The Great Blue Yonder (PB)

The Great Blue Yonder (PB)

  • Author: Alex Shearer
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330530518
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 192
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'You'll be sorry when I'm dead.' That's what Harry said to his sister, before the incident with the lorry. And now he is just that - dead. And he wishes more than anything that he hadn't said it. He wishes he could say sorry. And say goodbye to everyone he left behind - his mum, his dad, his best friend Pete, even Jelly Donkins, the class bully. Now he's on the Other Side, waiting to move on to the Great Blue Yonder. But he doesn't know how to get there - until he meets Arthur, a small boy in a top hat, who's been dead for years, who helps him say goodbye...

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Nashville

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Nashville

Including Clarksville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, and the Best of Middle Tennessee

  • Author: Johnny Molloy
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • ISBN: 1634040635
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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Nashville is best known as the capital of country music, but located in the Cumberland River Valley surrounded by hills of the Highland Rim, the middle Tennessee city is also home to a great variety of hiking trails. With new hikes and updated maps, trailhead directions, and photos, the new edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Nashville by veteran Tennessee outdoorsman Johnny Molloy gives outdoor enthusiasts plenty of hikes to choose from. From historical hikes such as the Gordon House and Ferry Site Walk and the Confederate Earthworks Walk to great recreational trails like the Anderson Fitness Trail and the Couchville Lake Loop, hikers of all ages and fitness levels will find a trail to their liking within a short drive from home.

Backroads of North Carolina

Backroads of North Carolina

Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways

  • Author: Kevin Adams
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • ISBN: 9780760325926
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 160
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North Carolina is a traveler’s dream, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks’ historic lighthouses, wild horses, and charming fishing villages; from battlegrounds of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the “heart of motorsports”; from rolling wine country and golf courses to stately plantations and rustic settlements. Whether you travel North Carolina for its historic treasures or natural beauty, this handy guide will help you find the Old North State’s most spectacular sites and secret treasures. The book charts weekend adventures and day trips along back roads and scenic routes, into the state’s many mist-shrouded mountains--the Black, the Blue Ridge, and the Great Smokies--and down to its ever-changing shores. Sumptuously illustrated, with maps and all manner of interesting detail, Backroads of North Carolina is a page-by-page pleasure, as well as a passport to the more off-beat delights of the Tar Heel State.