Get your hiking boots laced up, it's time to hit the trails with the most updated information possible. Randy Johnson's popular guidebooks for the most visited unit of the entire National Park System have been updated. He visits Wednesday, June 21, at 7 pm with the new third editions of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway and Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway. The larger Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is an expanded, complete revision now with full color photographs and maps. It covers the entire range of trails on and adjacent to the BRP from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including a new interpretive paths for families.
Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway covers the entire Parkway with an emphasis on easier walks, including the new interpretive paths for families and older hikers.
Randy is also author of the popular Grandfather Mountain history published last year.
Can’t make it? To request a signed or personalized copy, call 919-828-1588 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org (at least 48 hours in advance for email) to check availability.
Spanning the border between Virginia and North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the most heavily visited unit of the National Park system. These short, easy hikes will entice the more than twenty million annual visitors to stretch their legs and hit the trail. At-a-glance information and maps will help readers determine which hikes are the best for them.
With its prominent profile recognizable for miles around and featuring vistas among the most beloved in the Appalachians, North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain is many things to many people: an easily recognized landmark along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular tourist destination, a site of annual Highland Games, and an internationally recognized nature preserve.