National Geographic Trails Illustrated Mount Whitney Map

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The detailed National Geographic Springer Mountain to Davenport Gap topographic map guide covers the Georgia, southeastern Tennessee and southwestern North Carolina sections of the Appalachian Trail.

- REI

"National Geographic Books Ngeo Secrets Of National Parks 9781426210150. This guide helps travelers design custom trips depending on the time and interests they have. The parks are grouped region by region so that vacationers can plan trips to one or more central location. Each chapter is introduced by a map and a geographical profile followed by the parks in alphabetical order. Individual parks start with a portrait of the natural wonders available their history and the ecological setting and stresses they face. A practical How to Get There follows with suggestions on when best to visit and a How to Visit section with advice on which activities to engage in how much time to provide for each and how to savor the beauty of the place. After the descriptions each park has an Information & Activities page with detailed visitor information including the location of the visitor centers the fees pet guidance special advisories camping and lodging details. Suggested brief nearby excursions are provided to encourage the traveler to explore beyond the park boundaries. This update includes the lastest information on the 2009 tsunami that devistated America Samoa National Park information on road changes that resulted from the recent flooding in Olympic National Park and changes in Arches National Park including the collapse of Wall Arch in late 2008. The new edition also has 200 new photos by noted nature photographer Phil Schermeister. These pictures many of which have never been published before reflect the beauty and grandeur of our national treasures while the accompanying text written by experienced National Geographic writers who have traveled the parks is full of personal useful and practical information."

- CampSaver.com