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America's Great Hiking Trails (Hardcover)

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By Karen Berger, Bart Smith (Photographer), Bill McKibben (Foreword by)
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This lushly illustrated coffee-table book celebrates the best and most
iconic trails in the United States, from the famous (the Pacific Crest
and the Appalachian) to the lesser known (the Potomac Heritage and
Natchez Trace). The author, who has herself logged more than 17,000
trail miles (!), covers hikes in 49 states and eight national parks,
providing maps and descriptions for each. The photographs are awesome,
underscoring the raw beauty and ecological diversity of North America.

— Rico

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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.

About the Author


Karen Berger has hiked more than 17,000 miles all over the world, including thru-hikes of the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide trails. She is the author of eleven other books on hiking. Bart Smith's photography has been published in Smithsonian and National Geographic, as well as in five illustrated books. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and writer who frequently contributes to the New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and Outside.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780789327413
ISBN-10: 0789327414
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2014
Pages: 336
Language: English

 

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