Hiking and Traveling The Blue Ridge Parkway
More than a trail guide, this comprehensive new book also tells you about interesting towns and attractions and where to shop, dine and sleep. Veteran hiker and author Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the Parkway, including the Appalachian Trail, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal and private lands. You'll find GPS coordinates for official Parkway trailheads, along with maps and photographs of what you'll see along the way. Adkins notes each trail's length, difficulty, handicap accessibility and points of interest. Also included: elevation change charts for bicyclists, minimum tunnel heights for RVs, camping recommendations and roadside bloom calendars. Published by University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. Softcover, 408 pages, $18 (e-book and paperback).