The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot

The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot

The Blue Ridge Parkway sta› was cordially helpful at every turn, and I sincerely
thank the following members for their valuable contributions: civil engineering
technicians Dott Abernethy and Debbie Northrop for access to historic plans and
 ...

Author: Tim Pegram

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648280X

Category: History

Page: 324

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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.
Categories: History

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway

Appendix C. Campgrounds on the Blue Ridge Parkway BRP campgrounds are
usually open from May through October. ... Mile 60.9 Otter Creek Mile 86 Peaks of
Otter Mile 120.4 Roanoke Mountain Mile 167 Rocky Knob (2,995 feet).

Author: Leonard M. Adkins

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469608204

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

View: 480

This comprehensive guidebook provides a detailed description of every official trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But that's just the beginning: veteran hiker Leonard M. Adkins includes information on every trail that touches the Parkway, including the Appalachian Trail, the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and other public pathways on national park, state park, national forest, municipal, and private lands. You'll find GPS coordinates for official Parkway trailheads, along with fifty maps and many photographs of what you'll see along the way. Adkins notes each trail's length, difficulty, points of interest, handicap accessibility, and natural features. Far more than a guide to the trails, this book also tells you what to expect at overlooks, as well as where to dine, sleep, and find a restroom, and suggests worthwhile side trips. Elevation change charts for bicyclists, minimum tunnel heights for RVs, camping recommendations, roadside bloom calendars, sightseeing information for nearby towns, and other advice make this the perfect companion for your next Parkway adventure.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

Pine Mountain Tunnel • Length: 1,434 feet (longest tunnel on Parkway) • Min
height: 14 feet, 2 inches. Bad Fork Valley Overlook, east • Elevation: 3,350 ft. (
1,021m). Bent Creek Gap • Elevation: 3,270 ft. (997m) • Trail: access to Shut-In
Trail, 1.9 ...

Author: Randy Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762224

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 385

State Hiking Series Each guide includes: - Hikes suited to every ability - Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails - Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues - Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates - Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for each hike - Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, great views, or wildlife viewing - Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, restaurants and accommodations, canine compatibility, and more - Zero-impact and wilderness safety tips and techniques *** The year 2010 is the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this new edition of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is an indispensable resource for anyone who uses the Parkway—America's most heavily visited unit of the National Park system—as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. Including the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private preserves that line the 469-mile scenic road, this is a single-volume solution for the serious explorer, whether on foot or in a car.
Categories: Travel

Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

... Length 53.1 Bluff Mountain Tunnel 630 feet 333.4 Little Switzerland Tunnel
542 feet 336.8 Wildacres Tunnel 330 feet 344.4 Twin Tunnel (North) 300 feet
344.7 Twin Tunnel (South) 401 feet 349.0 Rough Ridge Tunnel 150 feet 364.4
Craggy ...

Author: Victoria Logue

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897329090

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 513

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.
Categories: Travel

Building the Blue Ridge Parkway

Building the Blue Ridge Parkway

Difficult does not even begin to describe the conditions that contractors had to
move through in the early construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Ruts several
feet deep can be seen in this wideangle photograph taken on this section in
Virginia ...

Author: Karen J. Hall

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439619391

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 450

The Blue Ridge Parkway began as a dream in the late 1800s and became reality in 1983 when the 469-mile scenic highway was completed. Construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in September 1935 at Cumberland Knob. Heavy construction was done by contractors who won bids for the different projects along various sections of the parkway. Civilian Conservation Corps troops took care of the roadsides, landscaping, and structure building. As part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, this project was intended to provide jobs throughout the region. Images of America: Building the Blue Ridge Parkway contains approximately 200 construction photographs of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Categories: Photography

Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 2

Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 2

Cherokee had fled into the refuge of the Smoky Mountains and were surviving as
best they could . Meanwhile , detachments of ... The Sherrill Cove Tunnel , the
last ( or first ) tunnel of the Blue Ridge Parkway , is 590 feet long . 466 . 3 miles .

Author: William Lord

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897321197

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 720

The Parkway extends 469 miles from its terminus in Rockfish Gap, Virginia, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina. Each mile brings new surprises, as the traveler encounters forests, barrens, and breath-taking panoramas. Ranger and naturalist William Lord takes the interested reader through the Blue Ridge, mile by mile, mountain by mountain, as he describes the wonders of wildlife that abound in this National Park. From the Shenandoah Valley to the spectacular whitewater gorge of the Nantahala, this guide gives both the novice traveler and the experienced explorer another reason to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway once again.
Categories: Travel

The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Later the Park Service , with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior , issued a
memorandum requiring , in addition to the two hundred feet of right - of - way
originally asked for , another eight hundred feet , four hundred on either side of
the ...

Author: Harley E. Jolley

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870491008

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 390

Categories: History

Bicycling the Blue Ridge

Bicycling the Blue Ridge

A Guide to the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway Elizabeth Skinner,
Charlie Skinner ... The highest elevation on Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge
Parkway (hereafter referred to as the Parkway) is 6,053 feet at Richland Balsam
in the ...

Author: Elizabeth Skinner

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897326186

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 138

There is no ribbon of highway more ideal for cycling than the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway, and Bicycling the Blue Ridge by Elizabeth and Charlie Skinner covers every inch of the 574-mile path between Front Royal, Virginia, and Cherokee, North Carolina. Written with racers, touring cyclists, and recreational cyclists in mind, this new edition continues as the definitive guide to a cyclist’s dream road, offering completely updated information on lodging, bike shops, campgrounds, and more.
Categories: Travel

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge

A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains Johnny Molloy,
Nichole Blouin, Marilou Bordonaro, ... The horse-tail cataract pours 45 feet over
tan bedrock and then fans out, only to make a brief direct drop, and then fans out
 ...

Author: Johnny Molloy

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897329941

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 781

Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, now in its fourth edition, combines the pleasure of hiking with the wonder of one of nature's most captivating sights: waterfalls. Outlining hikes that feature more than 110 waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this guide has been updated with 30 new waterfalls, updates to existing routes, and new photos. Offering something for hikers of every level of experience, waterfalls range in height from 10 to 500 feet, some requiring no hike at all while others include hikes of up to 10 miles. In this guide, today's most experienced guidebook author Johnny Molloy teams up with Nicole Blouin along with Marilou and Steve Bordonaro to introduce hikers to waterfalls spanning two states, four national forests, three national parks, and eight state parks all throughout the Blue Ridge.
Categories: Travel

Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 1

Blue Ridge Parkway Guide Volume 1

The lowest elevation on the Parkway , 646.4 feet , is .1 mile south . This contrasts
with the Parkway elevation of 3,950 feet at mile 76.6 on Apple Orchard Mountain .
BLUEGILL James River Restrooms ; self - guiding trail ; restoration of Canal ...

Author: William Lord

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897321189

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 324

The Parkway extends 469 miles from its terminus in Rockfish Gap, Virginia, to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina. Each mile brings new surprises, as the traveler encounters forests, barrens, and breath-taking panoramas. Ranger and naturalist William Lord takes the interested reader through the Blue Ridge, mile by mile, mountain by mountain, as he describes the wonders of wildlife that abound in this National Park. From the Shenandoah Valley to the spectacular whitewater gorge of the Nantahala, this guide gives both the novice traveler and the experienced explorer another reason to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway once again.
Categories: Travel

Nature Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Nature Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue. Ridge. Parkway: The. Basics. Introduction Endless waves of soft-blue
mountaintops cradle the winding highway ... peaks above 5,000 feet: 16
Mountain ranges:5 in the central and southern Appalachians: Blue Ridge, Black,
Pisgah, ...

Author: Ann Simpson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762793624

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 361

The stunning wildlife along the Blue Ridge Parkway attracts more than 14 million annual visitors from near and far for viewing and photographing opportunities. This information-packed, pocket-size field guide features more than 200 species of mammals, birds, insects, fish, wildflowers, mushrooms and more in a convenient, portable package. Including full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, species are arranged by family to aid in quick identification. This book also includes ecosystem and geology information about the park as well as suggested nature hikes. This is the perfect nature guide for your next trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Categories: Nature

The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Karen J. Hall. SHARP TOP . One of the Peaks of Otter , Sharp Top stands 3,875
feet high . This peak borders the Blue Ridge Parkway in southwest Virginia near
Bedford . The drive seen in the foreground connects with good roads leading
from ...

Author: Karen J. Hall

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738542245

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 943

In the late 1890s, the Blue Ridge Parkway was envisioned by many as a great getaway and nature preserve. The concept materialized in the early 20th century, when John D. Rockefeller donated the first $5 million to begin purchasing land for the project. Located at the top of the great Appalachian ridges, the parkway covers 469 winding miles of mountains and meadows lined with lush wildflowers, old farms, and split-rail fences. Inspiring scenery makes for a journey rich in history and mountain culture.
Categories: History

Bicycling the Blue Ridge

Bicycling the Blue Ridge

The highest elevation on the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway (
hereafter referred to as “the Parkway”) is 6,053 feet at Richland Balsam in the
Great Balsams between Mount Pisgah and Cherokee. The next highest
elevations are in ...

Author: Charlie Skinner

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459617971

Category:

Page: 212

View: 334

Bicycling the Blue Ridge is the definitive guide to this ribbon of highway and is ready to help you plan the perfect trip. You will find detailed, mile-by-mile descriptions that provide information on lodging, restaurants, stores, and bike shops on or near these united roads. Newly designed maps and elevation profiles are also included. Whether your interest is recreational cycling, touring, or racing, whether you are out for the day or a month, Bicycling the Blue Ridge is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in bicycling this incredible highway.
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Explorer s Guide Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Fourth Edition

Explorer s Guide Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains  Fourth Edition

ortheast of Asheville, the Great Craggy Mountains and the Black Mountains come
together to form the highest mountain complex in the eastern United States. This
amazing knot of mountains includes Mount Mitchell; at 6,684 feet, it is the ...

Author: Jim Hargan

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581577884

Category: Travel

Page: 528

View: 973

In a new, updated edition, this comprehensive guide offers full coverage of both sides of the Tennessee–North Carolina divide. In a new, updated edition, this comprehensive guide offers full coverage of both sides of the Tennessee–North Carolina divide. Spend some time in the woods in two of the most popular national parks in the country—Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You’ll find the best scenic drives, boating, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, skiing, and golf, and great local produce, crafts, music, historic homes, and museums in brick-fronted downtowns and bucolic artists’ colonies.
Categories: Travel

Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Beginning in the north is the weathered rocky summit of Grandfather Mountain
and the ski mountains of Avery County, which has the highest county seat—
Newland at 3,600 feet—and highest town—Beech Mountain at 5,500 feet—east
of the ...

Author: Fred C. Fussell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469608228

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 195

The music and dance traditions of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains are legendary. Residents continue a musical heritage that stretches back many generations. In this lively guidebook, noted folklorist Fred C. Fussell puts readers on the trail to discover the many sites in western North Carolina where this unique musical legacy thrives. Organized by region and county, Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina welcomes readers into the rich worlds of bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and string band music, as well as clogging, flatfooting, and other forms of traditional dance. The book, a project of the North Carolina Arts Council and its partner, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, features a CD with more than 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, historic recordings of the region's most influential musicians spanning nine decades--available for the first time here--and songs based on true stories of love, crime, and tragedy set in the North Carolina mountains. Includes: * driving directions * maps * venue contact information * color photographs and profiles of prominent mountain musicians * informative sidebars on musicians and performance styles * a CD with 20 music tracks
Categories: Travel

Best Hikes with Dogs North Carolina

Best Hikes with Dogs North Carolina

But the scenic views from the summit of Craggy Pinnacle make this a worthy hike
any time of year that the Blue Ridge Parkway is accessible to this point. Due to
the high elevation (close to 5900 feet), the winter months can bring hazardous ...

Author: Karen Chavez

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594850550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 237

View: 884

* North Carolina hikes located in and around Asheville, Winston-Salem, Piedmont, Uwharrie * National Forest, and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail * Info on first aid for dogs and the 10 Canine Essentials* Paw-friendly terrain* Trails appropriate for dogs of all ages and fitness levelsBest Hikes for Dogs in North Carolina includes a handy trail-finder chart to help you choose just the right hike for you and your dog. And North Carolina is a paradise for canine hikers and their owners. Trails in this guidebook range from rolling meadows and countless streams, lakes, and waterfalls to the cool, lush forests filled with sights and scents. This guidebook has everything you need to know to plan a safe fun-filled outing with your dog. Also included: information detailing proper trail etiquette for dog owners and their pets, tips on hiking with dogs and their special needs, dealing with wildlife encounters, and more.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Proceedings of the Blue Ridge Parkway Golden Anniversary Conference Barry M
. Buxton, Steven M. Beatty ... This would translate to a right - of - way
approximately 825 feet wide in fee simple with an additional 400 feet in scenic
easement .

Author: Barry M. Buxton

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001144152

Category: Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)

Page: 272

View: 812

Categories: Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Overview This short ascending hike is on the Grandfather Mountain portion of the
Blue Ridge Parkway. At 5,964 feet, Grandfather is the highest mountain along the
Blue Ridge front, where it rises nearly 4,000 feet above the adjoining piedmont ...

Author: Timothy P. Spira

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469622651

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 742

If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants--or simply would like to learn more about them--you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. As he surveys one of America's most biologically diverse regions, Spira introduces hikers to the "natural communities" approach for identifying and understanding plants within the context of the habitats they occupy--equipping hikers to see and interpret landscapes in a new way. Each of the 30 hikes includes: * a detailed map and GPS coordinates * a lively trail description highlighting the plants you are most likely to see, as well as birds and other animals along the way * an associated plant species list Also featured: * beautiful color photographs of 30 destination waterfalls, 125 plants, and more * detailed descriptions of 125 key plant species * 22 drawings to help identify plant structures * a glossary of botanical terms
Categories: Travel

Blue Ridge Heritage

Blue Ridge Heritage

Deep Gap takes its name from a gash in a mountain some twenty miles west of
Wilkesboro and a little over ten miles east of ... mark the highest point of the gap
at 3,100 feet at the intersection of U S Highway 421 and the Blue Ridge Parkway
.

Author: John L. Idol

Publisher: Parkway Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1887905413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

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John Nicholson Idol was the son of Jehu Idol and Hannah Nicholson. He fought in the Civil War in Company B, 1st Battalion, North Carolina Sharpshooters. He married Thirza Greene, daughter of Solomon Greene and Mary Sherrill, 1 March 1867 in Deep Gap, North Carolina. They had seven children. John died 3 July 1897.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography