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50 Hikes in West Virginia: From the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River
50 Hikes in West Virginia: From the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River
by Leonard M. Adkins
Paperback from Countryman Press
ISBN: 0881506117

The definitive guide to backpacking and hiking in this highly rural and still-unspoiled state.
West Virginia native and long-distance hiker and author Leonard M. Adkins has walked more than 400 miles to uncover 50 hikes available to outdoor travelers of all ages and abilities. From rugged Allegheny Mountain summits to the banks of the Ohio River, the author leads you to hikes beside rushing streams and crashing waterfalls, up to windswept plains whose flora and fauna resemble that of Canada's, and into hill country's hidden valleys. Other journeys traverse rocky mountain crests, reveal far-reaching vistas, travel miles of nearly level rail-trails, and explore historic sites and Civil War battlefields. One hike passes by a listing wooden shelter once used by President Lyndon B. Johnson; another goes into a series of tunnels cut through the mountains. The shortest hike is 0.5 mile, the longest is a challenging multiday backpacking trek on the state's premier long-distance route, the Allegheny Trail. An overview chart provides information on the 50 hikes at a glance, making it easy to choose the hike that's right for you.
Each hike description includes trailhead directions, total distance, hiking time, vertical rise, a detailed account of the route, and a topographic map. 50 black-and-white photos, 51 maps

 
A Canoeing and Kayaking Guide to West Virginia, 5th
A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia, 5th
by Paul Davidson, Ward Eister, Dirk Davidson, Charlie Walbridge, Turner Sharp, Bobby Miller
Paperback from Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897325451
Began as a collective effort by members of the West Virginia Wildwater Association in 1965, Wildwater West Virginia emerged as the preeminent guide to whitewater in West Virginia. Now part of a new series and a new name to boot, A Canoeing Guide to West Virginia continues this legacy, guiding boaters of all abilities to over 120 of West Virginia's rivers, creeks and streams. The result of combined knowledge of hundreds of paddlers, this book gives paddlers all the information they need to paddle rivers safely and confidently: At a glance information helps boaters pick rivers to match their ability and current weather conditions, while river descriptions, gauge and shuttle route information provide additional critical information. More than an encyclopedia of mountain rivers and hydrologic data, Whitewater West Virginia is also a collection of experiences and an introduction to some of the most amazing geography in the east. Destined to ride in the dry bags and glove compartments of paddlers nationwide, this book continues to set the standard for all paddling guidebooks. Some of the rivers profiled include: Gauley River, North Branch of the Potomac, New River, Cheat River, Tygart River, Waites Run, Red Run, Roaring Creek, and Keeney Creek.
 
Flyfisher s Guide to Virginia: Including West Virginia s Best Fly Fishing Waters (Flyfishers Guide) (Revised April, 2010)
Flyfisher's Guide to Virginia: Including West Virginia's Best Fly Fishing Waters (Flyfishers Guide) (Revised April, 2010)
by David Hart
Paperback from Wilderness Adventures Press
ISBN: 1932098399

The Flyfisher's Guide to Virginia is the most comprehensive book ever written on flyfishing in Virginia and West Virginia. David Hart, a native of Virginia, covers both states, breaking them up into six regions. He covers rivers, streams, and lakes and the great fishing opportunities for rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, brook trout, brown trout, pickerel, muskie, and pan fish. The Shenandoah National Park streams are covered, including the Rapidan, Robinson, Cedar Run, White Oak Canyon Run, Rose, Hogback Branch, Staunton, Big Run and many others. All of the great rivers are covered including the James, Potomac, Rappahannock, Rapidan, South & North Fork of the Holston, North Anna, Chickahominy, Laurel Fork, Mossy, Beaver, Clinch, the New and other great smallmouth bass and trout waters. David describes in detail each water with tips on how to fish the waters, recommended flies, hatch charts, and stream facts. He also covers some of the little known but great flyfishing gems in each state. There are over 110 detailed fishing maps showing river miles, rapids, boat launches, access points, public lands, roads, and campgrounds. David also gives you all of the important travel information you need to plan a successful trip, including a listing of fly shops, sporting good stores, motels, guides, lodges, restaurants, car and boat rentals, and more.
 
The Best in Tent Camping: West Virginia, 2nd: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RV s, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos
The Best in Tent Camping: West Virginia, 2nd: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RV's, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos
by Johnny Molloy
Paperback from Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897325524
Gorgeous enough to be its own national park, the ruggedness of West Virginia, with its large tracts of unspoiled land, is a boon to all outdoor enthusiasts. Within this land of moonshine and coal mining lie so many places to camp, outdoor enthusiasts will want to read The Best in Tent Camping: West Virginia to ensure that they will have the most beautiful campsite around. From the Allegheny Highlands to the Ohio River Valley, from the Greenbrier Valley to the Central Heartland, the campgrounds profiled are each unique. Whether readers plan to fish, boat, climb, raft, hike, or just enjoy kicking back in the great outdoors, author Johnny Molloy's suggestions will help them plan a perfect trip.
 
Mountain Biking in West Virginia
Mountain Biking in West Virginia
by Frank Hutchins
Paperback from Quarrier Press
ISBN: 0964619717

West Virginia is the fastest growing mountain bike region in the country. Mountain Biking in West Virginia will make it easier and more fun for riders to tame the trails and mountains of the Mountain State. The book covers trails from seventeen parts of the state, for all levels of riders. These regions include well-known areas such as Davis, home of the 24 Hours of Canaan Bike Race and the Snowshoe Resort Area. Each ride has detailed information and maps, elevations, and mileage. Each ride is also rated according to the degree of difficulty and interesting scenery. In addition to trails and maps, the book contains information on mountain bike racing, bike shops, bike organizations, and camping and lodging throughout the state. The author, Frank Hutchins, also gives tips on where to find the best glimpses of West Virginia wildlife, a spring to cool off, or a great restaurant.

 
West Virginia University Football Vault (College Vault)
West Virginia University Football Vault (College Vault)
by John Antonik
Hardcover from Whitman Publishing
ISBN: 0794827942

The West Virginia University® Football Vault®: The History Of The Mountaineers® takes you on a journey through WVU football history, starting with the first game in 1891. Along with a story woven by West Virginia alumnus and longtime sports information official John Antonik, this scrapbook contains never-before-published photographs, artwork and memorabilia drawn from WVU s athletic department, campus archives and personal collections. Tucked into dozens of sleeves and pockets are reproductions of old game programs, historic tickets, numerous postcards and vintage photos. Fascinating replicas include an 1891 cast photo from the Shakespearean play that served as a fundraiser for the inaugural team, a 1919 program cover from the WVU-Washington & Jefferson game, the 1930 Pitt-WVU program cover, a 1940s-era pennant, a 1954 Sugar Bowl ticket and program cover, a 1969 poster showing artificial turf being installed at Mountaineer Field, the contract Don Nehlen signed when he became WVU s coach in 1980 and a 1983 biography card for quarterback Jeff Hoss Hostetler. No Mountaineer fan should be without this home archive of West Virginia s football history.
 
West Virginia Hiking Trails, 2nd: Hiking the Mountain State
West Virginia Hiking Trails, 2nd: Hiking the Mountain State
by Allen de Hart
Paperback from Appalachian Mountain Club Books
ISBN: 1878239562

NORTH CAROLINA HIKING TRAILS

 
Sports in West Virginia: A pictorial history
by Doug Huff from Donning Co
ISBN: 0915442655
 
Rails-to-Trails Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia (Rails-to-Trails Series)
Rails-to-Trails Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia (Rails-to-Trails Series)
by Barbara Noe
Paperback from Globe Pequot
ISBN: 076270604X

From the official series of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, this is your comprehensive state-by-state guide to walking, jogging, biking and cross-country skiing the region's rail-trail system. This easy-to-use book provides mile-by-mile descriptions of thirty-two of the region's most popular rural and urban rail-trails, plus complete listings of the region's other rail-trail offerings, including those in Washington, D.C. Inside you'll find: Full trail profiles, including length, access points, difficulty rating, and surface type; detailed trail maps; at-a-glance icons for easy identification of rail-trails that best suit your interests; wheelchair accessibility; availability of parking, rest rooms, and places to eat along the trail; location of ranger stations and visitor's centers and where to rent bikes, boats, skis, and other recreational equipment. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to convert abandoned railroad lines into trails for public recreational use. Today, the Conservancy has created more than 10,000 miles of public trails across the United States.

 
Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
by Eric J. Horst
Paperback from Falcon
ISBN: 1560448121
 
A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia, 5th
by Charlie Walbridge, Ward Eister
Paperback from Menasha Ridge Press

Golfing the Virginias
by Rob Armstrong
Hardcover from Pelican Pub Co

Mountain Bike! Mid-Atlantic States: New York to West Virginia
by Joe Surkiewicz
Paperback from Menasha Ridge Press

Oakhurst: The Birth and Rebirth of America's First Golf Course
by Paula Diperna, Vikki Keller, Sam Snead
Hardcover from Walker & Co

Hikes in the Virginias (Exploring the Appalachian Trail)
by David Lillard, Gwyn Hicks
Paperback from Stackpole Books

Monongahela National Forest Hiking Guide
by Allen deHart, Bruce Sundquist
Paperback from West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

Day and Overnight Hikes in Shenandoah National Park
by Johnny Molloy
Paperback from Menasha Ridge Press

Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
by Eric J. Horst
Paperback from Falcon

Shifting Gears: A Bicycling Guide to West Virginia
by Kurt B. Detwiler
Spiral-bound from Howell Pr

Flyfisher's Guide to the Virginias: Including West Virginia's Best Fly Waters
by David Hart, R. D. Dye
Listed under Fishing West Virginia
 
 
 

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