Highroad Guide to the Virginia Mountains
John F. Blair, Publisher
7 x 9
illustrations and maps throughout
Published in 1998
The indispensable guide to the best the Virginia mountains have to offer.
- Uncovers the geology, flora, and fauna of hundreds of sites and features great places for activities including hiking, camping, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
- Appendices range from useful outfitters and guide services to annual events in the mountains. A complete index makes planning a trip to the mountains easy.
- Outdoors enthusiasts can use the Highroad Guides series to plan excursions to other mountain states, including Tennessee.
From the Appalachian Plateau to the Shenandoah Valley and Ridge to the Blue Ridge, the Highroad Guide to the Virginia Mountains introduces visitors to the best the mountains have to offer. Whether you are looking for a great spot to trout fish, descriptions of day long or week long hikes, the perfect spot to pitch your family’s tent, or a beautiful scenic drive, you will find it here in a format that is easy to use and packed with detailed information.
“With these three guidebooks to the mountains of Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia, the publisher launches a series that promises to include Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Adirondacks in the near future. Focusing on the flora, fauna, and geology of each region, these books present a wealth of natural history information in an intelligent text accompanied by beautiful etchings and helpful maps. Parks, trails, and other natural attractions are highlighted, and appendixes include conservation organizations, bibliographies, events, and outfitters. These handsome guides will appeal to any adventurer exploring the mountains on foot or by bike, by canoe or car. Highly recommended for natural history, recreation, or regional collections.”
“Nature writer Deane Winegar and Times Dispatch sports columnist Garvey Winegar have compiled another outstanding guide, Highroad Guide to the Virginia Mountains. Mountain visitors and climbers will find every kind of helpful information they seek listed here, arranged by areas broken down by maps that are clear even to novices.”
“This book is not only great to use, it's terrific and fun to read. It is so complete and includes great maps that are easy to understand and use. We like having the botanical names of plants as well as common names presented. The writers know their stuff. We highly recommend this book. It's well worth the price.”