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America’s Great Forest Trails is an unprecedented showcase and practical travel guide to the finest woodland hiking opportunities, calling us to get out “into the woods” but also reminding us of the importance of leaving no trace through these fragile ecosystems.
No other book combines the hiking-boots-on-the-ground guidance found here with spectacular photography and narratives that describe, motivate, and inspire the hiker in all of us. Featuring 100 outstanding hikes lasting from one day to several weeks, this photo-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for anyone looking to escape into America’s finest areas of wild beauty and to experience both the excitement and serenity of being among the trees—from armchair traveler to day hiker to experienced backpacker.
America’s Great Forest Trails introduces readers to 100 hikes of a lifetime, from legendary trails to some that are scarcely known. The trails included range across the country: from the ancient Appalachians and the Pacific Coast’s uplift, to the Rockies, Desert Ranges, Sierra Nevada, Cascade Mountains, Olympics, and beyond to the wild terrain of Alaska and the islands of Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Readers get practical details about each trail and guidance on how to protect these special places so they remain alluring and rewarding to the generations ahead who seek both solace and adventure.
About the Author
Tim Palmer has written and photographed 26 books about the outdoors, adventure travel, and the environment. He has won two National Outdoor Book Awards, the Independent Publishers Award, and other honors. For five decades, he has been hiking and exploring throughout the mountains of America.