Detailed, accurate guides are now available to day-hikers who want to explore the Appalachian Trail in any one of five regions. Each book includes complete route descriptions and itineraries, along with specially commissioned, easy-to-read topographic maps, and a wealth of natural and historical information to enrich hikers' experience on the trail. Includes: starting and finishing points, early exit options; route difficulty ratings; locations of shelters and water sources; topographic maps; elevation profiles; mileage data; notes on natural history and historical features.
Doris Gove is the author of Audubon Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges: Southeast, 50 Hikes in the Tennessee Mountains, and several nature books for children. She leads hikes for Elderhostel groups and writes nature guides and newsletter articles for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.