9780811726702

Hikes in the Virginias: Virginia West Virginia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811726702

  • ISBN10:

    0811726703

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-11-01
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Summary

Detailed, accurate guides are now available to day-hikers who want to explore the Appalachian Trail in any one of five regions. Each book includes complete route descriptions and itineraries, along with specially commissioned, easy-to-read topographic maps, and a wealth of natural and historical information to enrich hikers' experience on the trail. Includes: starting and finishing points, early exit options; route difficulty ratings; locations of shelters and water sources; topographic maps; elevation profiles; mileage data; notes on natural history and historical features.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(2)
The Appalachian Trail in Virginia and West Virginia: Landscape and Environment
2(1)
The Best of the AT in the Virginias
3(1)
Joining Up
3(1)
Walking Lightly on the Land
4(1)
Reader Participation
4(1)
Acknowledgments
4(1)
How to Use This Book
5(11)
How Hike Information Is Displayed Here
5(2)
Abbreviations
7(1)
Geographic Organization
8(1)
Maps: Legends, Skills, Sources
8(2)
Driving Time to the Trailhead
10(1)
Choosing Your Hike / Effort Required
11(1)
Blazing
11(1)
Estimating Hiking Times
11(1)
Day Hikes / Overnight Backpacking Hikes
12(1)
Avoiding the Crowds
12(1)
Circuit or Loop Hikes / Shuttle Services
13(1)
Early Exit Options
14(1)
Camping
14(1)
Shelters and Cabins
15(1)
Trail Registers
15(1)
Hiking: The Basics
16(5)
Boots/Shoes
16(1)
Clothing
16(1)
Food
17(1)
Food Storage
18(1)
Water
18(1)
When Nature Calls
18(1)
Weather
19(1)
First Aid
19(1)
Hiking Alone
20(1)
Hiking in Groups
20(1)
Women Hikers
20(1)
Taking Children on the Trail
20(1)
Parking
21(1)
Packing Your Pack
21(2)
Backpacks and Day Packs
21(1)
Flashlight
22(1)
Matches
22(1)
Jackknife
22(1)
Weapons
22(1)
Cellular Phones
22(1)
Finding Your Way
23(1)
Map and Compass
23(1)
Being Lost and Getting Found
23(1)
Common Sense / Sense of Humor
24(1)
Appalachian Trail History
24
Appalachain Trail History in Virginia and West Virginia
25

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