Appalachian Trail AppalachianTrail Guide Southwest Virginia -
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Southwest Virginia Map and Guide Book has everything you need to know about hiking this great section, except the weather. Covers 163 miles from Pearisburg, Virginia, on the New River to the Tennessee border south of Damascus, Virginia, including parts of the George Washington-Jefferson National Forests (including the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area), with a separate description for the Iron Mountain Trail. Includes four seven-color topographic maps (on two sheets), with elevation profiles; scale, 1:63,360. 216 pages. Weight 8 oz.
Weather and Wind:
- Includes five waterproof, tear-resistant topographic maps (on three sheets) that are scaled at 1:63,360 with 100-foot contour intervals and detailed elevation profiles
- Multi color maps printed on waterproof, tear resistant paper
- Editor - Tom Dillion
- Easy to use and comprehensive - trail descriptions and mileage data for hiking North or South
- 163 AT miles
- Additional description is included in the book for the Iron Mountain Trail near the southern end
- Pages - 216
- Includes natural- and cultural-history nuggets on the facing pages from the route details, and with illustrative photographs
- Binding - Paper
- Publisher - Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Includes a ziploc bag to keep the maps and book clean and dry while hiking
- This guide is in a "unidirectional" format for trail-route descriptions (as opposed to separate sets of descriptions for each direction)
- Year - 2011 5th edition
- Weight = 8 oz.
- ATC Map & Guide set for Appalachian Trail in Southwest Virginia
- Each section includes a locator map with major nearby highways and an elevation miniprofile for the route within that section
- Includes - all sorts of other additional info
- ISBN - 9781889386720
- Great for day hikes too
This book from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is the official guide to 168 miles of the Appalachian Trail from the New River at Pearisburg, Va., south to the Tennessee line near the town of Damascus.