New Books of Local Interest:
Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians
is the first complete guide to the native mosses of our area.
Part of the Princeton Field Guide series, this volume includes 200 species of mosses,
400 color photographs, and 600 detailed line drawings.
It's a nice size with a vinyl covering, so it's handy to carry on the trail.
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina
by veteran hiker Danny Bernstein describes her walk along this trail
from Clingman's Dome in the Smokies to Jockey's Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks.
More than a trail guide, the author reveals spectacular, historic, and
quirky elements of the North Carolina landscape. The trail is half on footpaths and
half on back roads, offering experiences not only in nature but also in small towns
and historic sites.
ALSO: HIKING AND TRAVELING THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, includes GPS, detailed maps, points of interest, wildflower bloom calendar, location of public restrooms (!), campgrounds, historic notes, sightseeing options in nearby towns.
BLUE RIDGE MUSIC TRAILS OF NORTH CAROLINA, second edition. We used the first edition of this book to locate a number of fun music venues!
BACKPACKINBG OVERNIGHTS IN THE NC MOUNTAINS AND SC UPSTATE includes walking routes from 3 to 20 miles, from the Smokies to Panthertown to the Nantahala, Pisgah and Chatooga National Forests.