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Winner of a National Outdoor Book Award Honorable Mention, Hiking Virginia is indispensable for exploring the Commonwealth. Authors Bill and Mary Burnham breath fresh air into popular Virginia destinations, and explore commonly overlooked yet equally dramatic hikes. Explore the history of a young American nation; watch stories of lost cultures come alive; and imagine the ghosts of Indian raiders, moonshiners, and outlaws haunting the backcountry routes of the past. Packed with notes on plants, trees, and geology, plus a list of local attractions and "good eats and sleeps" for the weary hiker, Hiking Virginia covers the Commonwealth's outdoors from the sea shores to the mountain slopes, past and present.Also included is a special section detailing the Appalachian Trail through Virginia, taking thru-hikers along the six-week route from Damascus, Virginia to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.Inside readers will find: full-color photos, detailed color maps, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike, tips on equipment, trip planning, hiking with dogs and children, accurate directions, difficulty ratings, trail contacts, and more.
About the Author
Bill and Mary Burnham, of Gloucester, Virginia, have blended their love of travel, the outdoors, writing, and photography into a dual freelance career. They are co-authors of three guidebooks and hundreds of magazine articles. They tour the mid-Atlantic giving travel and hiking talks and slide shows. Publishing credits include: Backpacker, Blue Ridge Outdoors, GORP.com, Attache, National Geographic Adventure, The Washingtonian, Hampton Roads Monthly, American Heritage, Family Camping, MetroSports, and Racing Milestones. The first edition of their book Hike America: Virginia (Globe Pequot Press) won the National Outdoor Book Award's Honorable Mention prize for guidebooks.