Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

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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.

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A national treasure that was designed to be enjoyed from the seat of a car, the Blue Ridge Parkway provides visitors awesome vistas and much more. With the milepost Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway, you will find mile-by-mile explanations of all there is to see and explore on the scenic parkway, including flora and fauna, geography, history and culture and attractions. Whether you tour just a few miles, or take the 469-mile trek from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park, this book will prove indispensable. Both as an essential reference tool, and a priceless enrichment of your parkway tour. This guide provides in-depth, critical, and easy-to-use information with color photographs and easy-to-scan text. (6 x 9, 160 pages, color photographs)

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Frank and Victoria Logue hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 1988. They have returned again and again to hike its many sections on day and overnight hikes. Frank served on the Appalachian Trail Conference Board of Managers. The Logues live in Georgia where Frank works as an Episcopal priest while Victoria writes. They both enjoy sharing their love of nature with their daughter, Griffin.

Born in Florida, Nicole Blouin graduated from Appalachian State Univeristy in North Carolina, where she fell in love with the mountains. Presently, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and keeps busy with freelance writing, editing work, and managing a rock climbing gym.

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