I suspect there are at least 25 waterfall guidebooks for this general region: Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, northwestern South Carolina, and north Georgia. Do we need another one? The answer is: Yes, we do, if it's a good one like Jim Parham's recently published Waterfall Hikes of North Georgia.
Parham's book isn't just good. In regard to basic content--driving and hiking directions, general and specific maps, elevation profiles and trailhead GPS coordinates, and waterfall photos--it's really good. And in regard to trail-waterfall descriptions, it's excellent. The prose is crisp and lively. Parham has an eye for details and a gift for describing what he sees in a concise manner. He also has a nice sense of the tensions that exist where the natural world and recent human activities intersect along old rail beds, at former CCC camps, and similar locations.
--writer, historian, and naturalist George Ellison --Smoky Mountain News
About the Author
Jim Parham is the author of Road Bike North Georgia and the Off The Beaten Track Mountain Bike Guide Series for the Southeast. Raised in north Georgia, he resides in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains.