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Mountains-To-Sea Trail: Profiles and Maps from the Great Smokies to Mount Mitchell and Beyond
by Walt Weber
This is the second edition, now in color, of the popular guide to the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) in Western North Carolina. It includes topographical maps and trail elevation profiles, making it easy to … Read More
And they’re right. I am interested in this book and already have a copy.
The book details the 140 miles of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail from Fork Ridge Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Black Mountain Campground. Carolina Mountain Club has maintained these 140 miles for a long time. Now our maintenance responsibilities have been extended to Heintooga Rd.
The book has been the standard for MST guides. It has detailed color maps and Walt Weber’s lively discussion of the history along the trail. Hikers have credited finding the book as their way into hiking in the Western North Carolina Mountains and Carolina Mountain Club.
Trail runners use the book to discover MST sections that they might want to run. Altitude gain and losses are more important to runners than to hikers.
This copy is new in several ways.
All trail distances and elevations have been rechecked since the first edition using a combination of GPS technology, a measuring wheel, and altimeter readings.
Just as important, CMC has retrieved control over the book. After a stint with a local publisher who couldn’t keep the book in print, CMC is again the publisher. Lenny Bernstein spent countless hours with Doug Gibson, a local book designer. He then dealt with all the stuff needed to get the book printed and also online. Thank you, Lenny.
So you can get this new version locally at Diamond Brand Outdoors, Jus’ Running, and in the Blue Ridge Parkway stores. Les Love, a CMC member, is our informal distributor. Thanks to Les for getting the book in stores.
And yes, it’s available on Amazon. And wherever you bought the book, please put a review on Amazon. Thank you!