America's great hiking trails / Karen Berger ; photography by Bart Smith foreword by Bill McKibben.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2014Description: 335 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cmContent type:
- cartographic image
- still image
- 0789327414 (hbk.)
- 9780789327413 (hbk.)
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 GOLD Winner for Adventure & Recreation
Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter -- Gold Award
Society of American Travel Writers Foundation -- 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Award for Best Travel Book
A hiker's dream bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of more than 50,000 miles of America's most iconic trails. Celebrating the forty most important trails in America, this volume takes the reader through forty-nine states and eight national parks. Literally tens of millions of tourists and hikers visit these trails each year, some of which wind through the country's most scenic natural wonders and virtually every major ecosystem in America. Each featured trail has its own section, complete with a map and photo gallery, and the reader explores what makes it one of the most magnificent hiking experiences anywhere in the world. Trail histories accompany detailed hiker-friendly descriptions that highlight the most scenic spots, with suggestions for shorter weekend and day hikes. The stunning photographs take the reader on a visual adventure conducted by Bart Smith, the first person to hike all eleven National Scenic Trails from end to end. America's Great Hiking Trails is perfect for anyone interested in outdoor recreation and conservation.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-335)
The Appalachian Trail : community in the wilderness -- The Pacific Crest Trail : soul of American wilderness -- The Continental Divide Trail : the wild child -- The North Country Trail : hiking the Red Plaid nation -- The Ice Age Trail : water, gravity, cold, and time -- The Potomac Heritage Trail : exploring Americana -- The Natchez Trace Trail : footsteps in history -- The Arizona Trail : it's a dry heat -- The Pacific Northwest Trail : story lines -- The New England Trail : faith in a seed -- Trails to new horizons.