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 container list is embodied in this extravagantly illustrated celebration of more than 50,000 miles of America's the majority of iconic trails. Celebrating the forty most important trails in America, this volume takes the reader through forty-nine states and eight national forests. Actually 10s of countless tourists and hikers check out these trails each year, a few of which wind through the nation's most scenic natural wonders and essentially every major community in America. Each featured path has its own area, complete with a map and image gallery, and the reader explores exactly what makes it one of the most stunning treking experiences anywhere in the world. Path histories accompany detailed hiker-friendly descriptions that highlight the most scenic spots, with suggestions for much shorter weekend and day walkings. The stunning pictures take the reader on a visual adventure conducted by Bart Smith, the first individual to trek all eleven National Scenic Trails from end to end. America's Great Hiking Trails is ideal for anybody interested in outdoor leisure and preservation.
America's Great Hiking Trails