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Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas : A Comprehensive Identification Guide to What You See from the Many Overlooks
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Have you ever wondered what mountain peaks you were actually seeing as you enjoy the view from one of the many beautiful overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway? Are you curious how high those mountains are and how far away one is from the other? This book is designed to answer those questions and more. It is a driving guide to the Parkway, featuring views from more than 40 overlooks along its 469-mile track through North Carolina and Virginia, with information about what you are viewing, roadside attractions, and the surrounding communities. Author and photographer Tim Barnwell identifies the mountain peaks you can see from each overlook and viewpoint, marking their compass heading, distance, and elevation. Major roads, rivers, lakes, and towns are also identified. The book is easy to use: when you drive to one of the featured overlooks, simply find the corresponding panoramic photograph made from that exact spot, and you will soon know the names and elevation of all the peaks you are admiring. In addition, Barnwell describes the nearby attractions, such as waterfalls, visitor centers, craft shops, and museums. In addition to the Parkway overlooks, the book also includes numerous other stunning views from popular attractions across western North Carolina, such as the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock Park, and Jump Off Rock. Most are easily accessed from the Parkway and are popular destinations in their own right. Whether you are a local or a first time visitor, you will appreciate the interesting facts and useful information Barnwell provides as you travel the western mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. Hikers will appreciate the book, too: it’s great to be able to put a name to the mountain peaks you see from your favorite trail.This unique guidebook, over five years in the making, touches on the history, geography, natural attractions, geology, and communities traversed by the Parkway, and provides everyone with a “bigger picture” of where they are and what is nearby that they might want to visit. It allows you to “connect the dots” and build a mental map of where you are in relation to your surroundings. This beautiful book is sure to become a trusted traveling companion as you drive the winding majesty that is the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Number of Pages: 135 p. ;
Genre: Reference, Photography, Travel
Sub-Genre: United States, Subjects & Themes
Publisher: Numinous Editions
Book theme: South, South, Lifestyles
Author: Tim Barnwell
Street Date: April 15, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-1938
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