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About the Author

Danielle "Danny" Bernstein has been hiking all her life. An Appalachian Trail end-to-ender, she leads hikes in the Carolina mountains and writes about the outdoors from her home in Asheville, NC.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Milestone Pr Inc (March 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889596191
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889596198
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #747,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By J. M. Gard on May 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is an easy to use guide to some great hikes here in the Western Carolinas. I live here and hike with a club. Until now, I've usually been following the leader and haven't really known what the hike "looked like" or where exactly I was going. I don't have great map reading skills and I don't use a GPS. In fact, I'm a person who couldn't take my relatives and friends from out of town on a moderate hike here in the Carolina mountains. And I'm not the only one with that problem. But that will change. For each hike, the book provides detailed driving directions and a simple map. For the actual hikes, there are very clear trail maps with text that describes exactly what I'll see along the way, shows which path to take at each intersection and notes what landmarks I'll see along the trail. I did a 7 mile hike this weekend using the book and felt totally confident. It was a new experience to not only complete the hike but also to know exactly what it had encompassed. Happy Trails.
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This pocket guidebook to the best day hikes in the Carolina mountains deserves the highest praise. Each entry provides detailed, straightforward directions for each hike, accompanied by clearly presented maps and pictures of landmarks. While the book offers valuable resources for experienced hikers, it would also be an excellent choice to give to a friend who may be just beginning to explore the outdoors, as the introductory material explains the essentials of hiking safety and includes a checklist of necessary equipment. The lively essays placing local points of interest in their historical contexts are another major strength of this guidebook. I would never have guessed, for example, that the North Carolina and Georgia state militias fought a battle over the boundary between the two states--fifty years before the Civil War (see page 145). Milestone Press should also consider producing mp3 audio narrations of the hikes and the accompanying essays to enjoy while on the trail.
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Having hiked extensively in the Carolina Mountains for 40 years, I open new trail guides with a weary skepticism. With this book my skepticism was unjustified. Ms. Bernstein's book does not attempt to be exhaustive, but it covers a wide variety of trails in two states. In it, you will find a trail for any hiker in any season of the year.

The trail descriptions (at least for the 35 or so I have hiked) strike a nice balance between length and detail with no sacrifice of relevant accuracy. The maps are uncluttered and well integrated with the text.
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I'm a longtime hiker and own a bookcase full of trail guides. Some are excellent and some not so much so. I recently spent two weeks vacationing in Western Carolina. On this trip and two previous weekend camp outs I did all eight of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park hikes and three of the national forest hikes. This guide compares very favorably to any of the classics I own. The guidebook helped my narrow down my choices from literally hundreds of possibilities. I was not disappointed with any of the hikes. The directions and map leading to the trail head were accurate and easy to follow--likewise with the trail descriptions. I always felt confident that I was in the right place. The information included relating to scenery, geologic features, history, and man-made structures were well thought out and interesting. It is obvious that the author actually did all of the hikes described and didn't just copy the information from other sources. If you plan on spending time hiking in the western Carolinas I strongly suggest this book.
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By theosus on November 14, 2012
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Some of the cartography leads a little to be desired, but otherwise this book is well prepared and nicely written. It's organized into logical sections, so if you plan to be in an area, you can quickly find some hikes near you. The list of SB6K mountains and the other appendicies are nice, too. I've already gone on a few hikes from it. Pair this with a decent trails illustrated map by NatGeo, and you are set.
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