Your local shop features a large selection of books, maps & magazines. Here are a few of our top picks.
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Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Heritage
by Danny Bernstein – A hiking guide which covers the Blue Ridge National Heritage area. It spans the triangle from Pilot Mountain State Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (west) and down to Highlands (south) on the Georgia border.Danny discusses the unique heritage behind the trails so you know the history of the land you’re walking on.
Born to Run
by Christopher McDougall – Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.
Delorme’s PN-40 is a serious enough tool to be the GPS of choice for North Pole 09, the upcoming U.S. expedition to ski unsupported to the North Pole. It’s the strongest indication yet that the PN-40 is the most reliable, rugged, and full-featured handheld GPS on the market for outdoor adventures.
Southern Appalachian Mountains Explorer 3D
Our award winning TOPO! software coupled with detailed Trails Illustrated maps for the popular Southern Appalachian region. Seamless coverage from north Georgia to northern Virginia, including the Appalachian Trail.
Map coverage includes Trails Illustrated maps #s: 228, 229, 779, 780-789, 791, & 792.
NOW INCLUDES: PISGAH RANGER DISTRICT: TI-780
779 – Linville Gorge/Mt. Mitchell – Pisgah NF
This Trails Illustrated topographic map is the most comprehensive and complete recreational map for the Linville Gorge and Mt. Mitchell area of Pisgah National Forest. The map shows all trails, campsites, and recreational features.
Coverage includes Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Ranger District (complete) and Appalachian Ranger District.
Towns: Black Mountain, Marion, Morganton, Linville, Burnsville. Wilderness areas: Linville Gorge. Scenic drives: Blue Ridge Parkway. Other highlights: Mount Mitchell State Park, Grandfther Mountain Biosphere Reserve, Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River, Brown Mountain OHV Area, South Toe River, Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and Lake James State Park.
All data is updated to reflect road closings, new trails, and campground relocation. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material with a plastic coating that offers supreme durability for your next outdoor adventure.
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Paddling Eastern North Carolina
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From exciting whitewater of the Piedmont foothills to quiet blackwater of the Coastal Plain, this guidebook includes over 3,200 miles of paddling trips on 97 streams selected from over 75% of North Carolina in these river basins:
Print your own custom waterproof, tear-resistant maps! Designed specifically for inkjet printers, this paper will withstand the rigors of the outdoors. Adventure Paper produces a high-quality image and is easily foldable and temperature-resistant, so you can take it anywhere you want to explore.
|Durable, Waterproof Inkjet Printing Material
8.5×11 – 25 sheets | 8.5×14 – 15 sheets
Local Authors Spotlight
Guide to the Snakes of NC
This is the first comprehensive guide that covers all hiking, bicycling, and paddling opportunities in the Triangle area of North Carolina. In this guide, the triangle encompasses Chatham, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee Orange, and Wake counties. This guide also includes the communities of Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Apex, and Pittsboro.
Every hiking and biking trail is described and labeled according to in-depth trail directions. The rivers are broken down by section, with classes and levels provided. Along with a general description of each section is a listing of major rapids and difficulties.
About the Author: Maia Dery grew up in the Triangle area. She worked in a local outdoor shop for more than a decade while obtaining a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.A. from Duke University. She personally paddled every river or lake, and walked or biked every trail, greenway, and designated bike route. She is currently a lecturer in photography at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina.
|Allen de Hart is the author of several outdoor guidebooks including North Carolina’s best selling trail guide, North Carolina Hiking Trails. His newest book, Hiking North Carolina’s Mountain-To-Sea Trail, is in our stores. Allen de Hart says “This latest book has maps for the entire 934 miles and photos and campside stories for each chapter describing the trail routes.”>> Learn more about the MOUNTAINS-TO-SEA TRAIL|
Birding in N.C. State Parks
This 164-page book describes 34 state parks, including facilities, directions, best time to visit for birding, and what birds to expect. The 35 contributors and authors are park superintendents, park rangers, and birders. There are also map and bird illustrations.Proceeds from the sale of “Birding in North Carolina State Parks” will benefit joint projects between Audubon North Carolina and the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The book is a wonderful way to show off our state parks for people who enjoy birding, hiking, and nature.