Sunday, August 28, 2011

Waterfalls and Winter Camping

Below are four new hiking related books that are due to be published this week, that might be of some interest to you. Three of the books are trail guides for locations within the Southern Appalachians, while the fourth provides tips for winter backpacking and camping.


Hiking Waterfalls in North Carolina

From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina is renowned for its beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in North Carolina includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for 140 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the state. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. The book is an ideal complement to the popular Falcon Guide Hiking North Carolina, with minimal overlapping content.


Hiking South Carolina: A Guide to South Carolina's Greatest Hiking Adventures

Includes sixty hikes from the mountains to the ocean. The books contains maps, directions to trailheads, trail distances, trail conditions, fees, rest rooms and other facilities, nearby lodging and amenities, and where to obtain additional information.


Winter Backpacking: Your Guide to Safe and Warm Winter Camping and Day Trips

Whether you're new to backpacking in the winter months and looking to make your first experience as warm and enjoyable as possible, or a practiced winter backpacker interested in making day trips and camping trips more comfortable, this easy-to-read guide was written for you. You'll learn all about staying warm and comfortable throughout the day and night, how to fit a backpack and pack it properly, winter travel, navigation, menu planning, cooking and nutrition, how to set up camp, winter hazards, first aid, winter survival, how to ensure a fun winter backpacking experience for kids and dogs, and much more.


Hiking Waterfalls in Georgia and South Carolina: A Guide to the States' Best Waterfall Hikes

The mountains of Georgia and South Carolina are renowned for their beautiful waterfalls. Hiking Waterfalls in Georgia and South Carolina includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for more than 60 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the region — many of them along the mountainous border between the two states, and within easy access of each other. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. This book is an ideal complement to the popular Falcon Guides Hiking South Carolina (see above) and Hiking Georgia, with minimal overlapping content.



Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

2 comments:

Sedona_Hiker said...

The book on winter backpacking looks mighty interesting. Although in Sedona, hiking in the winter is still pretty mild. Nevertheless, it will be good to get tips to use when in really serious winters in other hike places.

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