Amc S Best Day Hikes Near Washington D C

Author: Beth Homicz
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club
ISBN: 1628420375
Size: 19.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fully revised and updated, this guide offers 50 of the best hikes in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia that can be completed in less than a day. From the ancient rock faces of Calvert Cliffs State Park to the bountiful meadows of northern Virginia, from Chesapeake watersheds to the shores of the Potomac River, visitors and residents alike will delight in the richness of trail experiences in and around D.C. Hikes range from easier strolls past some of the city s iconic historical monuments and famous cherry trees, to the gorgeous and challenging Harpers Ferry. Each trip includes a detailed map, plus summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level. The book s at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for canine companions. The trips in this guide will leave you itching to lace up your boots and explore the natural bounty that surrounds the nation s capital. ALSO AVAILABLEAMC s Best Day Hikes in the Shenandoah Valley by Jennifer Adach and Michael R. MartinISBN-13: 978-1-628420-17-3 AMC s Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic by Michael R. MartinISBN-13: 978-1-934028-86-5 AMC s Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic by Michaela GaaserudISBN-13: 978-1-628420-31-9"

Amc S Best Day Hikes In The Shenandoah Valley

Author: Jennifer Adach
Publisher:
ISBN: 1628420170
Size: 13.85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bounded on the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the west by the Appalachians, the Shenandoah Valley is a region of exceptional natural beauty. This guide offers the best hikes that can be accomplished in the region in less than a day. Areas covered include Harper s Ferry, the North Virginia Piedmont, Shenandoah National Park, Jefferson National Forest, Massanuttens, Great North Mountain, and the Alleghenies. Hikes range from easy saunters of a few miles with little elevation gain, to challenging treks of over 10 miles through rugged terrain. Bearing evocative names such as Raven Rocks and Sky Meadows, Riprap Hollow and Devil s Marbleyard, the hikes in this book will get readers fired up for a trek into the Shenandoah wilds. Also Available: AMC s Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic 978-1-934028-86-5 AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C. 978-1-934028-39-1"

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Washington D C

Author: Paul Elliott
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897328140
Size: 19.27 MB
Format: PDF
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From in-town urban hikes and walks to scenic suburban forays to world-class area wilderness hikes, Washington, D.C. offers great opportunities for nature-lovers. This book guides locals and visitors to the wealth of possibilities here for every season, including a ridgetop trek on Massanutten Mountain, a leisurely walk through Prince William Forest Park, and a breathtaking tour of the 7.5-mile U.S. National Arboretum with its dwarf conifer forests, dawn redwoods, and Fern Valley. Detailed profiles of each site help readers determine the best hike according to length, time needed, difficulty, and scenery. The book covers special interests too -- hikes that are sure to please children, wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs, waterfall watchers, and much more.

Amc S Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia

Author: Susan Charkes
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club
ISBN: 1934028339
Size: 20.74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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AMC's Best Day Hikes near Philadelphia will take you through 50 of the region's best hikes for all levels. Ideal for families, tourists, and even locals, this easy-to-use guide will help you explore Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware year-round, from lesser-known excursions to area favorites, including several hikes on the Appalachian Trail. Take a walk through historic Valley Forge, discover the beautiful French Creek State Park, see the Pinnacle's spectacular views, and visit New Jersey's famed Pine Barrens. Each trip includes useful information such as a detailed map showing parking areas and natural highlights, and a summary of trip characteristics. Many hikes are accessible by public transportation, making it easy for you to get out on the trail. You'll even find tips on the area's best snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, along with essays on the region's flora and fauna. Inside You'll Find: GPS coordinates to the start of each hike Locator Map and "At-a-Glance Trip Planner" for easy planning Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack Essays about the flora, fauna, and historic landmarks of the Philadelphia area

Amc S Best Backpacking In The Mid Atlantic

Author: Michael R. Martin
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club
ISBN: 193402886X
Size: 14.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"A guide to 30 multiday backpacking trips in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. Each trip features a basic topographic map and information about facilities, helpful resources, and natural history. Trips vary in difficulty from easy one-nighters to epic adventures, including the Adirondack High Peaks"--

Best Hikes Near Baltimore

Author: Heather Connellee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493011032
Size: 10.49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It’s not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include: Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g. for particular attractions such as scenic views and if it’s suitable for families with kids) Full-color photos throughout Information on the area’s history, geology, flora, and fauna Full-color maps of each trail

Best Hikes With Kids Washington Dc The Beltway Beyond

Author: Jennifer Chambers
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594857836
Size: 14.16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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* A range of easy to challenging hikes for kids of all ages and within a 2-hour drive of the DC area * Most hikes feature water, rocks, historical sites, natural areas, or parks—all fun to explore! * Lots of tips and tricks for hiking with kids Best Hikes with Kids: Washington DC the Beltway & Beyond showcases more than 65 family-friendly hikes in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area, extending to within a two-hour drive radius and including the eastern ridges of Shenandoah National Park. Longtime environmental educator, hiking guide, and mother of two, Jennifer Chambers introduces families in the DC area to a variety of trail options while also helping them to spend quality time together discovering nature. Each hike has been chosen for its engaging physical features and landscape along a natural surface trail, in addition to the accessibility of the trailhead for busy families with children of all ages. A selection of trails also accommodates the use of a jogging stroller. Trails range from easy to difficult in order to provide a physical challenge for families whose children are very active or of an age to successfully complete the hike—and have a lot fun!