Twenty Years Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains

Twenty Years Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains Author Samuel J Hunnicutt
ISBN-10 1469634007
Year 2017-04-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher
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Originally published in 1926, Twenty Years Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains is a vivid, firsthand account of life in rural Appalachia. Samuel J. Hunnicutt was an avid and accomplished outdoorsman. He lived with his wife, Leah, and seven children in what is today the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hunnicutt's many hunting and fishing trips in this rugged and remote part of North Carolina are recounted in forty-seven tales captured in his distinct and unadorned voice. Hunnicutt's original work, long considered a lost classic, is presented here in an unaltered facsimile edition with a new introduction by Jim Casada.

Hatches Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains

Hatches   Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains Author Don Kirk
ISBN-10 9780811711173
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Stackpole Books
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Focusing on the Great Smoky Mountains--America's most-visited national park--this book is full of useful information for fly fishers curious to learn more about flies and fly patterns. • Collects the best fly-fishing knowledge from both contemporary tiers and "old timers" • Recounts the history of fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains • Provides a comprehensive overview of the best hatches and matches for aquatic insects

Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains Author Don Kirk
ISBN-10 9781458731524
Year 2011-02-14
Pages 356
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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The Ultimate Fly-Fishing Guide to the Smoky Mountains does more than any other book in print to bring success to a fishing trip. This newly updated landmark volume is an essential guide for anyone planning to fish the rivers, streams, and lakes in the Smokies - these fisheries are some of the greatest in the nation. For successful fly-fishing, this guide is as important as the right tackle.The fist half of this guide offers advice and history. The second half examines each of the thirteen watersheds found within the park. Don Kirk and Greg Ward provide information about trail access, fishing pressure and quality, species, fly hatch information, and campsite availability.

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains Author Kenneth Wise
ISBN-10 9781621900542
Year 2014-08-15
Pages 510
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains is an essential guide to one of America’s most breathtaking and rugged national parks. The second edition of this compellingly readable and useful book is completely updated, giving outdoor enthusiasts the most current information they need to explore this world-renowned wilderness. Included here are facts on more than 125 official trails recognized by the Park Service. Each one has its own setting, purpose, style, and theme, and author Kenneth Wise describes them in rich and vivid detail. For every route, he includes a set of driving directions to the trailhead, major points of interest, a schedule of distances to each one, a comprehensive outline of the trail’s course, specifics about where it begins and ends, references to the U.S. Geological Survey’s quadrangle maps, and, when available, historical anecdotes relating to the trail. His colorful descriptions of the area’s awe-inspiring beauty are sure to captivate even armchair travelers. Organized by sections that roughly correspond to the seventeen major watersheds in the Smokies, Wise starts in Tennessee and moves south into North Carolina, with two major trails—the Lakeshore and the Appalachian—that traverse several watersheds treated independently. Further enhancing the utility of this volume is the inclusion of the Great Smoky Mountains’ official trail map as well as an informative introduction filled with details about the geology, climate, vegetation, wildlife, human history, and environmental concerns of the region. A seasoned outdoorsman with more than thirty years of experience in the area and codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Wise brings an exceptional depth of knowledge to this guide. Both experienced hikers and novices will find this newly revised edition an invaluable resource for trekking in the splendor of the Smokies. In addition to being codirector of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project, Kenneth Wise is associate professor at UTK’s John C. Hodges Library, coeditor of Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 1544–1934, and coauthor of A Natural History of Mount Le Conte.

The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains Author James Andrews
ISBN-10 0870499726
Year 1997
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
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Located astride the Tennessee-North Carolina border, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains more than one hundred trails that trace eight hundred miles of rugged terrain. This fact is certain to bewilder any newcomer who might be eager to explore the Park's backcountry but is unsure where to start. This book, intended as a beginner's guide to hiking the Smokies, offers lively, informative descriptions of twenty-two trails that can be completed in a day or less. For anyone who has yet to discover the beauty of the Smokies, the highest North American mountains east of the Mississippi, the trails described here offer a splendid introduction. Scenic overlooks at Mount Le Conte, Clingmans Dome, Gregory Bald, and other peaks are included along these pathways, as are some of the well-known waterfalls of the Park, such as Laurel Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Ramsay Cascades. In addition to vital data about the length of the trail, its elevation gain, and "how to get there," each trail description is packed with interesting facts and Smoky Mountain lore. Detailed maps are also included. In their introduction, the authors provide a brief overview of the park's history as well as useful tips for novice hikers. The Authors: Kenneth Wise, an administrator at the University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville, has hiked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than twenty years. He is the author of Hiking Trails of the Great Smoky Mountains: A Comprehensive Guide. James Andrews,a partner in the firm of Andrews, Hudson & Wall, P.C., has hiked the Park trails for more than a decade. He is the coauthor, with Wise, of The Best Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

Fly Fishing Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains Author Don Kirk
ISBN-10 0897328655
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Menasha Ridge Press
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The Fly-Fishing guide to the Great Smoky Mountains does more than any other book in print to bring success to a fishing trip. This landmark volume is an essential guide for anyone planning to fish the rivers, streams, and lakes in the Smokies - these fisheries are some of the greatest in the nation. For successful fly-fishing, this guide is as important as the right tackle. The fist half of this guide offers advice and history. The second half examines each of the thirteen watersheds found within the park. Don Kirk provides information about trail access, fishing pressure and quality, species, fly hatch information, and campsite availability. (6 x 9, 248 pages, b&w photos, charts)

Smokies Chronicle

Smokies Chronicle Author Ben Anderson
ISBN-10 9780895876935
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher John F. Blair, Publisher
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Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity owing mostly to copious precipitation, elevation variation, and remnants of the most recent ice age. In the park, one finds a variety of trees and plants similar to that of the entire 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail from north Georgia to central Maine. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year. On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails he was familiar with from previous hiking and backpacking excursions, often through his role as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years. Even on familiar trails, he sought a greater perspective and deeper insight into the park. In Smokies Chronicle, Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry. Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a writer who has an extensive history with the park.

Insiders Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

Insiders  Guide   to the Great Smoky Mountains Author Katy Koontz
ISBN-10 9780762756384
Year 2009-09-18
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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For more than twenty years, the Insiders’ Guide® series has been the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information—from true insiders whose personal, practical perspective gives you everything you need to know. The Great Smoky Mountains and their environs have been one of America’s most popular vacation destinations for more than half a century—and for good reason. From the awe-inspiring natural beauty and peaceful tranquility of the region’s wilderness areas to the world-famous craftspeople and attractions that make East Tennessee a first-rate family destination, this authoritative guide shows you how to take full advantage of the many wonders of “the Smokies.” Inside you'll find: • Countless details on how to live and thrive in the area, from the best places to shop and dine to neighborhoods and real estate • The inside scoop on the real Smokies, including mountain crafts, music theater, and Dollywood • Comprehensive listings of annual events, accommodations, and recreation opportunities • Sections dedicated to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the arts, children, and much more

3000 Miles in the Great Smokies

3000 Miles in the Great Smokies Author William A. Hart Jr.
ISBN-10 9781614231776
Year 2009-09-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Bill Hart has hiked, camped and fished in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than forty years. In over three thousand miles of walking, he has recorded experiences and impressions that will delight readers of all ages. Whether exploring some of the most remote sections of the Smokies, angling for trout, meeting mountain folk or marveling at the flora and fauna around him, Bill has a gift for heartfelt storytelling and a wealth of knowledge to share about the park. Join him for an unforgettable journey through a beloved national treasure.

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Kevin Adams
ISBN-10 9780762793778
Year 2013-03-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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This guide features 82 hikes within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America's most visited national park. It is complete revised and updated.

Top Trails Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Top Trails  Great Smoky Mountains National Park Author Johnny Molloy
ISBN-10 9780899978772
Year 2017-04-17
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Wilderness Press
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Johnny Molloy, who has spent more than 800 nights backpacking in the Smokies, has updated his classic guide Top Trails: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This revised edition has been completely updated, including the new backcountry reservation system implemented in the park. He has also added some excellent hikes, some of them well off the beaten path. For example, the hike to Baskins Creek Falls takes you past a pioneer homesite and to a scenic cascade overshadowed by more popular waterfalls nearby, making it an ideal destination for those who want to escape the crowds. A longer trek traverses the regal pine-oak forests of the western part of the park, making a stop at Abrams Falls, mixing solitude with a must-visit waterfall on every Smokies bucket list. Johnny also explores early park history on a hike up Kephart Prong. Here, you can see the remains of a fish hatchery constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, as well as a trail shelter erected by the CCC when the park was just coming to be. Backpackers will enjoy the new loop incorporating Walnut Bottoms along cascading Big Creek, coupled with a stop by historic Mount Cammerer tower, replete with stellar views, before overnighting at Davenport Shelter on the Appalachian Trail. Additionally, Johnny--who considers the Smokies his home stomping ground--makes sure that all the necessary information to help you execute a hike from directions to maps are correct. New photos add flair to the book.

Great Smoky Mountains Simply Beautiful

Great Smoky Mountains Simply Beautiful Author Adam Jones
ISBN-10 1560373040
Year 2004-03-01
Pages 119
Language en
Publisher Farcountry Press
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An estimated 100,000 plant and animal species reside in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It rains 7 feet per year, filling 2,000 miles of waterways. Mountains surpass 6,000 feet. Place names like Cataloochee and Oconaluftee, Charlies Bunion and Clingsmans Cove recall the history of settlement in the region. Park naturalist Steve Kemp explains both the natural environment and the creation of the national park. Photographer Adam Jones showcases the beauty of the park in every stunning season.