INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 GOLD Winner for Adventure & Recreation
Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter -- Gold Award
Society of American Travel Writers Foundation -- 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Award for Best Travel Book
A hiker s dream bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of more than 50,000 miles of America s most iconic trails. Celebrating the forty most important trails in America, this volume takes the reader through forty-nine states and eight national parks. Literally tens of millions of tourists and hikers visit these trails each year, some of which wind through the country s most scenic natural wonders and virtually every major ecosystem in America. Each featured trail has its own section, complete with a map and photo gallery, and the reader explores what makes it one of the most magnificent hiking experiences anywhere in the world. Trail histories accompany detailed hiker-friendly descriptions that highlight the most scenic spots, with suggestions for shorter weekend and day hikes. The stunning photographs take the reader on a visual adventure conducted by Bart Smith, the first person to hike all eleven National Scenic Trails from end to end. "America s Great Hiking Trails" is perfect for anyone interested in outdoor recreation and conservation."
America's Great Hiking Trails
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