Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway (Google eBook)

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Menasha Ridge Press, 2010 - Travel - 160 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - AzureMountain - LibraryThing

My husband once did a motorcycle based camping trip down the Blue Ridge and he wishes he that he had this updated guide with him. We have lived near the Blue Ridge for 20 years and our previous ... Read full review

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User Review  - varielle - LibraryThing

Having grown up in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Parkway, I sometimes think I've seen it all, but I keep going back. Every season is different and our most ancient mountains are always new. Obviously ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A Blue Ridge Sampler MILEPOST 0105
19
Roanokeand the Vicinity MILEPOST 105135
47
Agriculture and Rural Life MILEPOST 135292
55
Grandfather and the Black Mountains MILEPOST 292380
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Asheville and Vicinity MILEPOST 380390
115
High Mountain Wilderness Views MILEPOST 390469
119
Appendix A Blue Ridge Parkway Bloom Calendar
141
Appendix B Blue Ridge Parkway Contact Information
147
Appendix C Trailheads on the Blue Ridge Parkway
149
Appendix D Milepost Tunnel Guide
152
Index
153
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About the author (2010)

Frank and Victoria Logue hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 1988. They have returned again and again to hike its many sections on day and overnight hikes. Frank served on the Appalachian trail Conference Board of Managers. The Logues live in Georgia where Frank works as an Episcopal priest while Victoria writes. They both enjoy sharing their love of nature with their daughter, Griffin. Born in Florida, Nicole Blouin graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, where she fell in love with the mountains. She wrote her first book, Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, in the early '90s, and since then has written four other guidebooks, which include mountain biking and road cycling. Presently, she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and keeps busy with freelance writing, editing work, and managing a rock climbing gym.