Hiking the Carolina Mountains
Author: Danny Bernstein
Publisher: Milestone Press
"A valuable, informative -- and needed -- addition to any hiker's library."
-Leonard Adkins, author of Walking the Blue Ridge
The mountains of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina are a hiker's paradise -- rich with human history, and home to some of the greatest biological diversity in the world. Hikers here are treated to thousands of miles of trails offering fantastic views, stunning wildflower and fall foliage displays, and gigantic trees in old-growth forests.
Danny Bernstein's Hiking the Carolina Mountains recommends 57 day hikes, ranging from 2 to 13 miles in length, with destinations including the waterfalls of Dupont State Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway's beautiful Craggy Gardens, the ruins of George Vanderbilt's palatial Buck Spring hunting lodge on Mt. Pisgah, and the summit of Cold Mountain. Bernstein takes hikers beyond the most well-known hikes in the region. Hiking the Carolinas is the first hiking guidebook to include Dupont State Forest, Panthertown Valley near Cashiers, and Green River Game Lands near Hendersonville in North Carolina, and also lists eight hikes in upstate South Carolina, an area largely undocumented in other guidebooks.
Each hike description includes everything you need to know to get out on the trail: maps and detailed directions, mileage and elevation gain, trail highlights, fees and hiking regulations, and even films and novels related to each hike location.
Danielle "Danny" Bernstein has been hiking all her life. An Appalachian Trail end-to-ender and a contributor to The Charlotte Observer, Smoky Mountain Living, Blue Ridge Country, and Blue Ridge Outdoors, she leads hikes in the Carolina mountains and writes about the outdoors from her home in Asheville, NC. For more information, go to www.hikertohiker.com.