Best of the Appalachian Trail day hikes

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2nd Floor 917.4/Best 2018 2018 Due Jul 26, 2024
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Published
Birmingham, AL : Menasha Ridge Press [2018]-
Language
English
Corporate Author
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Corporate Author
Appalachian Trail Conservancy (-)
Item Description
Includes index.
"Appalachian Trail Conservancy."
Physical Description
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781634041454
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Maine
  • Maine Trail Table
  • 1. Katahdin
  • 2. Baxter Ponds Loop
  • 3. Little and Big Niagara Falls
  • 4. Gulf Hagas
  • 5. Barren Ledges
  • 6. Pleasant Pond Mountain
  • 7. Avery and West Peak of Bigelow
  • 8. West Peak of Bigelow and The Horns
  • 9. Sugarloaf Mountain
  • 10. Saddleback Mountain
  • 11. Moxie, Long, and Sabbath Day Ponds
  • 12. Dunn Notch and Falls
  • 13. Baldpate Mountain
  • 14. The Eyebrow
  • 15. Speck Pond
  • New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Trail Table
  • 16. Mount Hayes
  • 17. Wildcat Mountain
  • 18. Mount Washington
  • 19. Webster Cliffs
  • 20. Ethan Pond
  • 21. Mount Lafayette and Mount Lincoln
  • 22. Mount Liberty
  • 23. Lonesome Lake
  • 24. Mount Moosilauke
  • 25. Wachipauka Pond
  • 26. Mount Cube
  • 27. Smarts Mountain
  • Vermont
  • Vermont Trail Table
  • 28. Clarendon Gorge
  • 29. White Rocks Cliff
  • 30. Little Rock Pond
  • 31. Styles Peak
  • 32. Prospect Rock
  • 33. Stratton Mountain
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Trail Table
  • 34. Eph's Lookout
  • 35. Mount Williams
  • 36. The Cobbles and Gore Pond
  • 37. Gore Pond
  • 38. Warner Hill
  • 39. Finerty Pond
  • 40. Upper Goose Pond
  • 41. Cobble Hill
  • 42. Benedict Pond and The Ledges
  • 43. Ice Gulch
  • 44. East Mountain
  • 45. Jug End
  • 46. Jug End and Mount Everett
  • 47. Mount Everett
  • Connecticut
  • Connecticut Trail Table
  • 48. Bear Mountain and Sages Ravine
  • 49. Lions Head
  • 50. Lions Head and Riga Shelter
  • 51. Rand's View
  • 52. The River Trail
  • 53. St. Johns Ledges and Caleb's Peak
  • 54. Indian Rocks
  • 55. Ten Mile River and Hill
  • New York
  • New York Trail Table
  • 56. Great Swamp and Corbin Hill
  • 57. West Mountain
  • 58. West Slope of Hosner Mountain
  • 59. Canopus Hill
  • 60. Denning Hill
  • 61. Anthony's Nose
  • 62. Buchanan Mountain
  • 63. Fitzgerald Falls and Mombasha High Point
  • 64. Eastern Pinnacles and Cat Rocks
  • 65. Prospect Rock
  • New Jersey
  • New Jersey Trail Table
  • 66. Pinwheel's Vista
  • 67. Pochuck Crossing
  • 68. High Point Monument
  • 69. Sunrise Mountain and Culver Fire Tower
  • 70. Rattlesnake Mountain
  • 71. Sunfish Pond
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Trail Table
  • 72. Winona Cliff, Lookout Rock, and Mount Minsi
  • 73. Wolf Rocks
  • 74. Lookout Rock and Hahn's Lookout
  • 75. Weathering Knob
  • 76. Blue Mountain
  • 77. Bake Oven Knob
  • 78. The Cliffs and Bear Rocks
  • 79. Windsor Furnace, Pulpit Rock, and The Pinnacle
  • 80. Auburn Lookout
  • 81. Table Rock
  • 82. Hawk Rock
  • 83. Boiling Springs
  • 84. Chimney Rocks
  • Maryland
  • Maryland Trail Table
  • 85. Raven Rock, Devils Racecourse, and High Rock
  • 86. Annapolis Rock and Black Rock Cliffs
  • 87. White Rocks
  • 88. Weverton Cliffs
  • 89. C&O Canal Towpath
  • West Virginia and Virginia
  • West Virginia Trail Table
  • 90. Harpers Ferry and Split Rock
  • 91. Devils Racecourse
  • 92. Bears Den Rocks and Lookout Point
  • 93. Compton Gap to Compton Peak
  • 94. Marys Rock
  • 95. Hawksbill Loop
  • 96. Lewis Spring Falls and Blackrock
  • 97. Bearfence Mountain Loop
  • 98. Blackrock
  • 99. Bear Den Mountain
  • 100. Mill Creek
  • 101. Humpback Rocks
  • 102. Hanging Rock
  • 103. Brown Mountain Creek
  • 104. Bluff Mountain
  • 105. Fullers Rocks and Big Rocky Row
  • 106. Apple Orchard Mountain and The Guillotine
  • 107. Hay Rock
  • 108. Tinker Cliffs
  • 109. McAfee Knob
  • 110. Wind Rock
  • 111. Angels Rest and Pearis Mountain
  • 112. Dismal Creek Falls
  • 113. Garden Mountain
  • 114. Chestnut Knob
  • 115. Comers Creek Falls
  • 116. Rhododendron Gap
  • 117. Mount Rogers
  • 118. Buzzard Rock
  • 119. Straight Mountain and the Virginia Creeper Trail
  • Tennessee and North Carolina
  • Tennessee And North Carolina Trail Table
  • 120. Iron Mountain
  • 121. Laurel Fork Gorge and Falls
  • 122. Dennis Cove Loop
  • 123. Grassy Ridge
  • 124. Roan Mountain
  • 125. Little Rock Knob
  • 126. Cliff Ridge
  • 127. Big Bald
  • 128. White Rocks Cliffs, Blackstack Cliffs, and Big Firescald Knob
  • 129. Lovers Leap Rock
  • 130. Max Patch
  • 131. Charlies Bunion
  • 132. Clingmans Dome and Mount Collins
  • 133. Rocky Top
  • 134. Shuckstack
  • 135. Wesser Bald
  • 136. Siler Bald
  • 137. Standing Indian Mountain
  • 138. Ravenrock Ridge
  • Georgia
  • Georgia Trail Table
  • 139. Tray Mountain
  • 140. Source of the Chattahoochee
  • 141. Wolf Laurel Top Mountain
  • 142. Blood Mountain
  • 143. Springer Mountain and Three Forks Loop
  • 144. Springer Mountain
  • Appendix: Trail-Maintenance Clubs
  • Index
  • About the Authors
  • About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Pleasant Pond Mountain strenuous 3.2 miles round-trip, 2 hours The climb to the top of Pleasant Pond Mountain gets a strenuous rating because you will rise more than 1,100 feet in only 1.3 miles. Yet what a reward you reap for this effort! Once on top, which is above-tree line, you can wander about the broad plateau, walking across large slabs of slate, marveling at the 360-degree vista. Look northward and you will see Big Squaw Mountain, the Barren-Chairback Range, Whitecap Mountain, and on very clear days if you have very sharp eyes, you can make out the summit of Katahdin, more than 140 trail miles away. To the east is Moxie Bald Mountain, and to the west are Sugarloaf, Bigelow, and Pierce Pond Mountains. Beyond Pleasant Pond and Moxie Mountain to the south are the flatter lands of Maine receding toward the coast. There is also the added attraction of being able to take a swim in Pleasant Pond near the beginning and end of the hike. The Hike Follow the A.T. northward, coming to Pleasant Pond Lean-to in 0.3 mile. If you want to take a swim, you can follow the side trail at 0.5 mile, which goes to the right about 300 yards to a sandy beach along the shore of Pleasant Pond. Beyond this point, the hike becomes a steep ascent, first passing through a mixed forest, then one of evergreens, before climbing above-tree line to obtain the open summit at 1.6 miles. You might find remnants of an old fire tower as you walk, but also be looking for the geological history of the mountain etched into the rock. The slate beneath your feet gained its smooth surface as the glacier from the last Ice Age slid across it 25,000 to 14,000 years ago. The small grooves and notches are where rocks and other debris were ground across the slate as the glacier advanced and then receded. Return the way you came, possibly stopping for a swim to cool off and clean away any trail grime. Trailhead Directions From the town of Caratunk, follow Pleasant Pond Road for 3.2 miles and bear left onto a roadway that soon becomes gravel. Come to another intersection about 1.5 miles later, continue straight, and leave you car in the parking area near the north end of Pleasant Pond. Excerpted from Best of the Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes by Leonard M. Adkins, Frank Logue, Victoria Logue All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.