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Blue Ridge Fire Towers
Author: Robert Sorrell
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1626198179
Pages: 144
Year: 2015
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Fire lookout towers have graced the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains for more than a century. Early mountaineers and conservationists began constructing lookouts during the late 1800s. By the 1930s, states and the federal government had built thousands of towers around the country, many in the Blue Ridge. While technology allowed forestry services to use other means for early detection of fires, many towers still stand as a testament to their significance. Author Robert Sorrell details the fascinating history of the lookouts in the Blue Ridge's forests.
Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers
Author: Peter J. Barr
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
ISBN: 0895874334
Pages: 271
Year: 2008
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North Carolina's fire lookout towers once stood watch over the mountain forests. Today, they risk becoming forgotten monuments to the value of our wild lands. Hiking North Carolina Lookout Towers restores glory to these historic forest sentinels. It proves the lookouts to be scenic treasures accessible to anyone who enjoys a vigorous walk in the outdoors and the view from the top of a mountain.
How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Tish McFadden, Tom Foley
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 089997564X
Pages: 240
Year: 2010-05-10
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This completely updated edition of the first complete guide to the cabins and fire lookouts available for rent in Oregon and Washington now covers a total of 61 properties (29 new!). Ranging from a luxurious cabin just off the road to a remote 60-foot tower deep in the wilderness, these scenic, secluded, and historic structures can be your own private place in the woods.
Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers
Author: Peter J. Barr
Publisher: John F Blair Pub
ISBN: 0895873567
Pages: 271
Year: 2008
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26 lookout and fire tower sites in the mountains of North Carolina are described. Each entry includes historical information; descriptions of the views from the towers; directions, distances, and difficulty ratings of the hiking trails, maps, and photographs.
The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot
Author: Tim Pegram
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078648280X
Pages: 324
Year: 2014-10-01
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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.
Author: Ira Spring, Byron Fish
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898864941
Pages: 220
Year: 1996
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Examines the work of lookouts at fire stations in Washington's Cascades and Olympic Mountains
At Home in Mitford
Author: Jan Karon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735217394
Pages: 528
Year: 2017-08
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In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector who yearns for something more, suddenly finds he has more than he can handle. His life is turned upside down with the appearance of a very large dog, a charming and attractive new neighbor, and a lovable but unloved boy named Dooley. Seemingly overnight, Father Tim?s quiet life isn?t so quiet. Heartfelt and moving, this is the book where it all began.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder
Author: Kim Lipker
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897328868
Pages: 272
Year: 2010-12-01
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Denver, Boulder and the surrounding region offer an amazing natural panorama for outdoor enthusiasts and contain some of the best hiking in the world. With such a bewildering wealth of hikes at your disposal, author Kim Lipker presents the reader with a variety of the very best trails in the area, and most within an hour's drive or less. Including hikes near Fort Collins, Boulder, and Colorado Springs, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder is the only guidebook that pinpoints great hikes that are also close to home.
Best Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks
Author: Lisa Densmore Ballard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076277469X
Pages: 128
Year: 2011-03-01
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Best Easy Day Hikes Adirondacks directs you to some of the best short hiking trails in the area. This guidebook includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of mostly short, easy-to-follow trails that lead to some of the park's most scenic destinations. With hikes varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures, this guidebook is for everyone, including families.
The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Overnight Hikes
Author: Victoria Logue, Frank Logue, Leonard Adkins
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897328329
Pages: 192
Year: 2011-02-17
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Overnight hikes in all fourteen states the Appalachian Trail passes through are described in brief, followed by a point-by-point description of the hike and trailhead directions.
Fire Season
Author: Philip Connors
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062078909
Pages: 272
Year: 2011-04-05
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“Fire Season both evokes and honors the great hermit celebrants of nature, from Dillard to Kerouac to Thoreau—and I loved it.” —J.R. Moehringer, author of The Tender Bar “[Connors’s] adventures in radical solitude make for profoundly absorbing, restorative reading.” —Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air Phillip Connors is a major new voice in American nonfiction, and his remarkable debut, Fire Season, is destined to become a modern classic. An absorbing chronicle of the days and nights of one of the last fire lookouts in the American West, Fire Season is a marvel of a book, as rugged and soulful as Matthew Crawford’s bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft, and it immediately places Connors in the august company of Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard, Aldo Leopold, Barry Lopez, and others in the respected fraternity of hard-boiled nature writers.
Hiking New York
Author: Rhonda and George Ostertag, George Ostertag
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461745756
Pages: 320
Year: 2009-05-19
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This book describes seventy-five of the best trails the Empire State has to offer—from the 4,000-foot peaks of the Adirondacks and the lore of Rip Van Winkle's Catskills, to the glacier-gouged landscape of the Finger Lakes region and the Niagara Frontier's historic Erie Canal.
Frenchman's Creek
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316252913
Pages: 288
Year: 2013-12-17
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"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." --New York Times Bored and restless in London's Restoration Court, Lady Dona escapes into the British countryside with her restlessness and thirst for adventure as her only guides. Eventually Dona lands in remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds the passion her spirit craves in the love of a daring French pirate who is being hunted by all of Cornwall. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.
Along the Appalachian Trail
Author: Leonard M. Adkins
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738591033
Pages: 127
Year: 2012
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Predating the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail was established in the 1920s. Yet even after volunteers had begun the pathway's construction, its southern terminus was still undetermined. The more than 200 vintage photographs of Images of America: Along the Appalachian Trail: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee have been culled from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, National Park Service, local trail maintaining clubs, state archives, and historical societies. They illustrate the sweat, toil, and dedication that went into building the trail over some of Eastern America's highest and most rugged terrain. Also chronicled are the people who lived along the trail's route, those who volunteered to physically build it or lobby for its creation, and the many relocations that have moved the pathway to optimal locations.
Historic Homes of Northeast Tennessee
Author: Robert Sorrell
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439657289
Pages: 128
Year: 2016-08-08
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The communities of northeast Tennessee are among the oldest settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains and the original 13 colonies. The cities of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport and surrounding towns of Elizabethton, Erwin, Greeneville, Jonesborough, Mountain City, and Rogersville are home to some of the most remarkable historic houses in the country. The region is home to the oldest frame structure in Tennessee—the Carter Mansion in Elizabethton—and Pres. Andrew Johnson’s residences in Greeneville, the Rocky Mount State Historic Site in Piney Flats, the Allandale Mansion in Kingsport, and the Roderick Butler Mansion in Mountain City. Northeast Tennessee features mountain log cabins, brick Federal-style residences, Georgian, Colonial, and Victorian mansions, urban apartment dwellings, row houses, and a number of other architectural styles. The region’s oldest homes were built in the late 1700s, including the Gillespie stone house in Limestone.