A Motorcycle Touring Classic, Revised & Expanded

A Motorcycle Touring Classic, Revised & Expanded

  • May 1, 2015

One thing we know is true: the minute you publish a touring guidebook with information on attractions and amenities, that information will change. Even if the routes remain the same, a restaurant will be sold and reopen as a gift shop, a…

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The Joys Of Hiking—With An Infant

The Joys of Hiking—With an Infant

  • April 6, 2015

Not long after he became a hiking guidebook author, Jonah McDonald became a parent. Here's his account of how having a newborn changed his hiking life--and didn't. Before she was born, I didn't believe what people told me. Everyone assured me my…

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Hiking South Carolina’s Foothills Trail

Hiking South Carolina’s Foothills Trail

  • April 1, 2015

It's always an exciting to announce a new guidebook. After months of writing, editing, and design work, the finished product arrives from the printer and the  information within is available to adventurers everywhere. Spring is here! A new guidebook is just one more…

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Stalking The Wild, Elusive Oconee Bells

Stalking the Wild, Elusive Oconee Bells

  • March 24, 2015

  Oconee Bells are blooming now. This elusive early spring wildflower is found only in a few locations in Upstate South Carolina and just over the border in North Carolina—mostly in the Jocassee Gorges region. If you want to see them,…

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Riding Tsali In The Snow

Riding Tsali in the Snow

  • February 24, 2015

What can you do when a snow storm dumps more than five inches on a Tuesday in late February in the mountains of western North Carolina? Schools are closed. Roads are treacherous—if you're lucky, the power is on. Should you…

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Waterfalls In Winter

Waterfalls in Winter

  • January 15, 2015

I’ve always believed that if you’re going on a hike, it’s a lot more fun and a lot more interesting if you have an exciting destination in mind. This could be a good view off the top of a rocky…

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