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Elizabeth L. Etnier
Graphics by Michael A. Etnier
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Singing River Home
Hike all the trails in the Smoky Mountains in 75 day
hikes! Or use this book and its wonderful maps, information tables,
photographs and commentary to enjoy any number of day hikes in this
Liz Etnier, Knoxvillian, avid hiker and member of the
Smoky Mountains "900" mile club, has written this guide to assist
others who aspire to hike all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. Currently, there are 788 miles of maintained trails in
the Smokies and Ms Etnier has laid them out in 75 easy to follow day
hikes ranging from just a few miles to over 20 miles in length. She
provides you with an approach to hiking all of these trails that
minimizes duplication of miles hiked while ensuring that no trail
segments, or spurs, are left behind. Indeed, if you follow her
approach, you can hike all the maintained trails in the Smokies in a
total of only 1060 miles!
This guide has excellent color-coded maps showing the
hikes for each area and tables that list the trail sequence and total
mileages for each hike. It also provides invaluable information for
those who wish to explore a specific geographical area of the Park, who
seek solitude and adventure by hiking in the more interior and remote
sections of the Smokies, or who fancy a backpacking trip in the Park.
Included are a list of available car or boat shuttle services for the
more remote hikes, a handy checklist of all trails, and over 30 color
photographs of the Smoky Mountains, wildflowers, and historic
structures in the Park.
This Second Edition has some additional photos and some updates to maps and trail tables.
See the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory project at
http://www.dlia.org/. You can also check out
Your Smoky Mountains Directory
for all kinds of information about the area and its activities.