The Best Short Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains by Kenneth Wise, James Andrews (Paperback, 1997)
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- DescriptionThe Best Short Hikes in the Great Smoky MountainsKenneth Wise and James AndrewsLocated 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 Park s backcountry but is unsure where to start. This book, intended as a beginner s guide to hiking the Smokies, offers lively, informative descriptions of twenty-two trails that can be completed in a day or less.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-kwn 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 description is packed with interesting facts and Smoky Mountain lore. Detailed maps are also included. In their introduction, the authors provide a brief overview of the park s history as well as useful tips for vice hikers.The Authors: Kenneth Wise, an administrator at the University of Tennessee Library, Kxville, has hiked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than twenty years. He is the author of Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains: A Comprehensive Guide.James Andrews, a partner in the firm of Andrews, Hudson & Wall, P.C., has hiked the Park trails for more than a decade. He is the coauthor, with Wise, of The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains.
- Author BiographyThe Authors: Kenneth Wise, an administrator at the University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville, has hiked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than twenty years. He is the author of Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains: A Comprehensive Guide. James Andrews, a partner in the firm of Andrews, Hudson & Wall, P.C., has hiked the Park trails for more than a decade. He is the coauthor, with Wise, of The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains.
- Author(s)James Andrews,Kenneth Wise
- PublisherUniversity of Tennessee Press
- Date of Publication15/04/1997
- SubjectFishing, Field Sports & Outdoor Activities
- Place of PublicationChicago
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Tennessee Press
- Content Noteillustrations, maps
- Weight181 g
- Width159 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine13 mm
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