The Blue Ridge Parkway By Foot

Author: Tim Pegram
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786482801
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One of the premier tourist attractions of the eastern United States, the Blue Ridge Parkway stretches from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in western North Carolina. This volume relates the author’s one-of-a-kind backpacking trip along the 469-mile road, along with his observations and recollections regarding the Parkway, the most visited unit of the National Park Service. Beginning with his experience as a summer college intern, the book also covers the twelve years he spent working as a ranger on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Anecdotal history and accounts from some of the Parkway’s earliest rangers complete this tale of one of our country’s national treasures. The appendix contains a chronological, mile-by-mile re-creation of Pegram’s 2003 trek, including the names of all the Parkway landmarks mentioned in the book.

Ground Water Availability Along The Blue Ridge Parkway Virginia

Author: Herbert T. Hopkins
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Us 25 Widening I 40 To Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville

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Blue Ridge Parkway Usa

Author: National Geographic Maps
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ISBN: 9781597756242
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Waterproof Tear-Resistant Travel MapThe Blue Ridge Parkway is a winding route that traverses some of America's most picturesque scenery. The Parkway is America's most visited National Park unit and when combined with Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, also covered in detail on this map, a travel experience of over almost 600 miles is created. The Blue Ridge Parkway starts in the south at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains and runs along the Blue Ridge through several National Forests from North Carolina and into Virginia. National Geographic's Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Map strikes the perfect balance between map and guidebook and is ideal for a wide range of travelers. Destination Maps combine finely detailed maps with fascinating and practical travel information. The front side features a large-scale map of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia and Skyline Drive in Virginia, richly layered with travel information and beautiful photographs showcasing some of many ways travelers can experience the road known as "America's Favorite Drive." In addition to the easy-to-read map on the front, the reverse side includes regional descriptions, arts and culture finds, and visitor resources. Explore detailed insets of the Great Smoky and Shenandoah National Parks. Some of the extra features include: Charts detailing visitor centers and nearby state parksColorful photographs featuring the region's enchanting landscapeHistory, leaf viewing, wildflowers, wildlife, and places to visitDescriptive content highlighting outdoor recreation opportunities, water recreation, camping, hiking, and the Appalachian TrailEvery Destination Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough capable of withstanding the rigors of any kind of travel.All proceeds from the purchase of a National Geographic map help support the Society's vital exploration, conservation, scientific research, and education programs."Map Scale = 1:800,000Sheet Size = 25.5" x 37.75"Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.25"""

Blue Ridge Parkway Right Of Way Permit Application By Appalachian Power Company Va Nc

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Establishing The Blue Ridge Parkway In North Carolina

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The Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Karen J. Hall
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738542249
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In the late 1890s, the Blue Ridge Parkway was envisioned by many as a great getaway and nature preserve. The concept materialized in the early 20th century, when John D. Rockefeller donated the first $5 million to begin purchasing land for the project. Located at the top of the great Appalachian ridges, the parkway covers 469 winding miles of mountains and meadows lined with lush wildflowers, old farms, and split-rail fences. Inspiring scenery makes for a journey rich in history and mountain culture.

Hiking And Traveling The Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Leonard M. Adkins
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608200
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This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official 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, 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 fifty maps and many photographs of what you'll see along the way. Adkins notes each trail's length, difficulty, points of interest, handicap accessibility, and natural features. Far more than a guide to the trails, this book also tells you what to expect at overlooks, as well as where to dine, sleep, and find a restroom, and suggests worthwhile side trips. Elevation change charts for bicyclists, minimum tunnel heights for RVs, camping recommendations, roadside bloom calendars, sightseeing information for nearby towns, and other advice make this the perfect companion for your next Parkway adventure.

Guide To The Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Victoria Logue
Editor: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897329095
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Flowing among the beautiful mountains and valleys of Virginia and North Carolina, the 469-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway is a true American jewel. Built to expose motorists to nature as well as to preserve its beauty, the Parkway still delivers unrivaled beauty today. Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway is filled with information useful to those traveling the Parkway and is detailed with color photographs throughout. It highlights the many significant points of interest located on and nearby the Parkway, including Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and Mabry Mill, one of the most photographed sites on the Parkway. Also noted are locations of overlooks, waterfalls, and tunnels as well as key entry and exit points along the Parkway. The guide features a brief history of the Parkway itself, a look at the surrounding geology and human history of the area, and an extensive wildflower bloom calendar. The book is organized mile-post to mile-post, appropriate for travelers who are driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or only a small section.

Mountains And Meadowlands Along The Blue Ridge Parkway

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Birds Of The Blue Ridge Mountains

Author: Marcus B. Simpson
Editor: University of North Carolina Press
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Suggests locales for finding specimens of the over 300 species of birds residing in this region

Hiking The Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Randy Johnson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762762225
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State Hiking Series Each guide includes: - Hikes suited to every ability - Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails - Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues - Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates - Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for each hike - Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, great views, or wildlife viewing - Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, restaurants and accommodations, canine compatibility, and more - Zero-impact and wilderness safety tips and techniques *** The year 2010 is the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this new edition of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is an indispensable resource for anyone who uses the Parkway—America's most heavily visited unit of the National Park system—as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. Including the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private preserves that line the 469-mile scenic road, this is a single-volume solution for the serious explorer, whether on foot or in a car.

The Blue Ridge Mountains Of North Carolina

Author: Janet Morrison
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439646899
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Running along the western border of the state, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have beckoned explorers, settlers, and tourists for generations. Within the ridges and valleys of these mountains, spectacular natural features abound, such as Blowing Rock, Looking Glass Falls, and Linville Gorge. Here, the highest mountain peak in North Carolina, Mount Mitchell, rises to an astonishing 6,684 feet. Recreationally, these mountains boast massive tourist appeal; visitors can hike the Appalachian Trail, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, or explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This title showcases the natural beauty of the unique mountain range and the numerous mountain communities that many call home.

Wildflowers Of The Blue Ridge Parkway

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Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Building The Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Karen J. Hall
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439619395
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The Blue Ridge Parkway began as a dream in the late 1800s and became reality in 1983 when the 469-mile scenic highway was completed. Construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in September 1935 at Cumberland Knob. Heavy construction was done by contractors who won bids for the different projects along various sections of the parkway. Civilian Conservation Corps troops took care of the roadsides, landscaping, and structure building. As part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, this project was intended to provide jobs throughout the region. Images of America: Building the Blue Ridge Parkway contains approximately 200 construction photographs of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Blue Ridge Parkway Guide

Author: William George Lord
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Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 2

Author: William Lord
Editor: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 9780897321198
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The Parkway extends 469 miles from its terminus in Rockfish Gap, Virginia, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina. Each mile brings new surprises, as the traveler encounters forests, barrens, and breath-taking panoramas. Ranger and naturalist William Lord takes the interested reader through the Blue Ridge, mile by mile, mountain by mountain, as he describes the wonders of wildlife that abound in this National Park. From the Shenandoah Valley to the spectacular whitewater gorge of the Nantahala, this guide gives both the novice traveler and the experienced explorer another reason to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway once again.

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Harley E. Jolley
Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870491009
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Bicycling The Blue Ridge

Author: Elizabeth Skinner
Editor: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897326180
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There is no ribbon of highway more ideal for cycling than the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, and Bicycling the Blue Ridge by Elizabeth and Charlie Skinner covers every inch of the 574-mile path between Front Royal, Virginia, and Cherokee, North Carolina. Written with racers, touring cyclists, and recreational cyclists in mind, this new edition continues as the definitive guide to a cyclist’s dream road, offering completely updated information on lodging, bike shops, campgrounds, and more.

Waterfalls Of The Blue Ridge

Author: Johnny Molloy
Editor: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897329945
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Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, now in its fourth edition, combines the pleasure of hiking with the wonder of one of nature's most captivating sights: waterfalls. Outlining hikes that feature more than 110 waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this guide has been updated with 30 new waterfalls, updates to existing routes, and new photos. Offering something for hikers of every level of experience, waterfalls range in height from 10 to 500 feet, some requiring no hike at all while others include hikes of up to 10 miles. In this guide, today's most experienced guidebook author Johnny Molloy teams up with Nicole Blouin along with Marilou and Steve Bordonaro to introduce hikers to waterfalls spanning two states, four national forests, three national parks, and eight state parks all throughout the Blue Ridge.