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Adventure Carolinas

Author : Joe Miller
ISBN : 9781469614175
Genre : Travel
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Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, "Not me" or "Where do I begin"? In this unique take-it-with-you guide, outdoors and fitness writer Joe Miller introduces you to sixteen adventure sports in the Carolinas, from water to land and through all four seasons. No matter where you live or what your level of expertise may be, he will lead you to opportunities that range from beginner level to peak experience and equip you with the tools and courage to get outdoors and enjoy nature in new and exciting ways. For each experience, Miller includes location, how to start, associated costs, organizations that can help you begin, physical and mental demands of each activity, and whether the activities are seasonal or competitive. Activities include mountain biking, flat-water and whitewater paddling, scuba diving, climbing, backcountry exploration, skiing, snowboarding and tubing, kiteboarding, hang gliding, and ziplining.
Category: Travel

The Carolinas A Gavin Mackenzie Civil War Naval Adventure

Author : James A. Janke
ISBN : 1632638487
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 23.2 MB
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Join Passed Midshipman Gavin MacKenzie and the Navy at the start of the American Civil War: Fort Sumter, the destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard, the Battle of Aquia Creek, the capture of Hatteras Inlet, and the Battle of Roanoke Island, with the destruction of the defending Confederate mosquito fleet.
Category: Fiction

The Carolinas The Georgia Coast

Author : Norman Renouf
ISBN : 9781556508547
Genre : Travel
File Size : 24.94 MB
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Charleston, Greenville, Kiawah Island, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Savannah, Tybee Island, Augusta, Brunswick, Asheville, Golden Isles, Charlotte, Beaufort, Wilmington, Nags Head.
Category: Travel

North Carolina Adventure Weekends

Author : Jessie Johnson
ISBN : 9781634040938
Genre : Travel
File Size : 31.88 MB
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North Carolina Adventure Weekends makes it easy for campers, hikers, cyclists, paddlers, and climbers to plan weekend after weekend of memorable outdoor trips. It’s written for both novice and experienced adventurers who enjoy―or aspire to enjoy―a variety of outdoor pursuits but don’t have time to spend hours researching the best destinations or can’t get away for a long trip. Most outdoors enthusiasts enjoy a variety of activities, and this is the ideal resource for hikers who love to climb, paddlers who also pedal, and everyone who wants to get the most adventure out of a weekend. It’s also ideal for couples, families, or groups who love sharing a weekend getaway but want to do different things. Many guidebooks focus on one specific activity, such as hiking, paddling, or camping, and North Carolina Adventure Weekends eliminates the need for weekend warriors to spend hours thumbing through multiple guidebooks and websites, trying to find the best options for their multisport weekend trips. Furthermore, regional guidebooks might offer suggestions on different outdoor activities but not pinpoint the best options for adventurers who only have a weekend to explore. With North Carolina Adventure Weekends, readers have numerous action-packed weekend itineraries at their fingertips. They’ll know not only where to stay to be closest to the action, but also which adventures―hike routes, bike rides, paddle trips, climbing areas, etc.―are weekend-worthy. Each chapter highlights a focused geographic area and includes detailed directions, so readers can spend more time playing and less time driving from place to place. Adventurers will also learn where to stock up on supplies, what to do on a rainy day, and where to go to rehash the weekend’s adventures over an epic-worthy meal and a beer.
Category: Travel

Hiking North Carolina S National Forests

Author : Johnny Molloy
ISBN : 9781469611686
Genre : Travel
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North Carolina's 1.2 million acres of national forestland are some of our state's most distinctive and botanically diverse areas. Veteran nature writer Johnny Molloy welcomes you to enjoy these beautiful and often surprising wild areas, guiding you safely there and back again. Molloy renders the sometimes primitive trails accessible to both beginner and more intrepid hikers, from families with small children to dedicated wilderness wanderers. Spotlighting the best hikes in all four of North Carolina's national forests--Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan, ranging from the mountains to the coast--this book includes some of the state's most heralded destinations and invites you to explore many lesser-known gems. Features include * A hike summary, including distance, time, and difficulty of each trip * Detailed instructions to keep you on the trail * GPS coordinates of every trailhead, a narrative of the hike, and can't-miss features * A cultural and natural history of each area * Best seasons to go * Fees and permits, as well as contact information for each area * Photos and maps to orient you
Category: Travel

Explorer S Guide 50 Hikes In South Carolina Walks Hikes Backpacking Trips From The Lowcountry Shores To The Midlands To The Mountains Rivers Of The Upstate

Author : Johnny Molloy
ISBN : 9781581579451
Genre : Travel
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Seasoned hiking author Johnny Molloy details 50 hikes of varied lengths and difficulties throughout verdant South Carolina, from the Chattooga River to the varied terrain of the Midlands, including Congaree National Park, all the way to the Lowcountry, land of beaches and forgotten swamps and designated wildernesses. Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and unique places that make the Palmetto State special. Each hike includes a helpful information section, trail map, trailhead directions, and stunning photographs, with intriguing commentary about the human or natural history along the way.
Category: Travel

The Clue At Price S Creek

Author : M. C. Tillson
ISBN : 0976482487
Genre : Lighthouses
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"What started out as a summer vacation on North Carolina's Oak Island has landed Sam, Becky, Troy, and Andrew right in the middle of a ghostly treasure hunt. And now it's up to them to help Stede Bonnet's great, great, great, great, great--oh, whatever--granddaughter find Bonnet's greatest treasure ... All clues are pointing to the little Price's Creek Lighthouse--even though it's been abandoned for years. But is it still?"--Page 4 of cover.
Category: Lighthouses

The Quiet Light

Author : George Dick
ISBN : 9781469746630
Genre : Fiction
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While on a summer, history research trip in 1976, Canadian, William Dick finds himself dumped by his girlfriend in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. He soon meets up with Jacques Pierre Falstaff an Australian with a French-Canadian background. Falstaff is known by his friends as BS Jack and gets Bill Dick a room at the Alvermay, a seedy hotel, run by Fripp, a black man raised on Fripp Island. BS Jack tells Bill and Fripp a story about how Benjamin Franklin arranged for Bill's ancestors from Edinburgh, Scotland to send a fortune over to Charleston in the 1770's to help the Patriots win the revolutionary war against the British. Jack then pulls a stunt that gets Bill into trouble with the law. Fripp hides Bill at the Blue Dolphin Inn on Fripp Island. Spending days in Beaufort, Bill meets an eclectic group of characters, who together with Fripp and BS Jack search out the treasure they believe to be hidden in and around Charleston. The clues that they follow are from stories that Bill's grandfather told him. A double cross, leads to a double murder in Sumter County that remains unsolved to this day.
Category: Fiction

Crossroads Of The Natural World

Author : Tom Earnhardt
ISBN : 9781469607009
Genre : Nature
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In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and lifelong conservationist, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire. Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than sixty years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.
Category: Nature