50 Hikes in Southern Virginia: From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, First Edition

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Leonard Adkins is your guide to the incredible variety of terrain to be found in southern Virginia, from sea level on the Atlantic Coast to the highest peak in the western mountains. Here you'll find hikes on sandy beaches, into dark swamps, beside rushing rivers, through open meadows, to historic sites and Civil War battlefields, and to alpine zones, mountain crests, and hidden valleys. Adkins covers the most popular hiking destinations in the region, but also leads you to little-known, out-of-the-way trails where crowds are at a minimum. An overview chart provides information on the trips at a glance and makes it easy to pick a hike. Each hike description includes: a topographic map; information on distance, difficulty, and rise; and a detailed route description. Adkins also provides information on the human and natural history you should encounter on the trail, with details and insights into the lives of the state's plants and animals.

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Leonard Adkins, a freelance writer and lecturer on long-distance hiking, has walked the length of the Appalachian Trail four times. In all, he has hiked more than 16,000 miles exploring the backcountry areas of the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. The author of numerous books on hiking and the outdoors, he has been awarded the National Outdoor Book Award and the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. He lives in Catawba, Virginia.

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