NC Mountains-to-Sea Trailblazing Underway
Sunday’s Raleigh News & Observer began a four-part series on the development of North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail, which stretches from the Smoky Mountains to coastal dunes. UNC Press has published the only comprehensive hiking guide to this 900+ mile trail, written by Allen de Hart, who has been hiking, designing, constructing, maintaining, and writing about southeastern trails for more than sixty-five years.
Hiking North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail offers:
- detailed descriptions of hiking routes, with precise measurements and difficulty ratings;
- discussions of terrain, plant and animal life, and local history and lore;
- a special 100-page section of trail maps;
- information on parking, provisions, camping, and lodging; rules and regulations; and tips on health and safety.
Tuck this book in your pack and put on your hiking boots. Hit the trails this summer with Allen de Hart as your guide.