Exploring the Natural World

Hiking Destination Research

Shenandoah National Park Hiking Research

The book “Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park” is a must!! Published by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, this guide book proved ideal for both pre-planning and as a companion on the trail. My small copy is the 14th edition (2012), and I carried it in my pack’s top flap for handy reference as…

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Big Bend National Park Hiking Research

I have used E. Dan Klepper’s book 100 Classic Hikes in Texas for exploring Big Bend National Park. There is a section in the book dedicated to the most popular trails in the park. When dad and I went a few years back, we relied on this book to help us decide which trails to…

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