60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Richmond Including Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, And Charlottesville [Riggan, Phi] (Tapa Blanda)

Modelo 9781634041287
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-Autor: Riggan, Phi
-Editorial: Menasha Ridge Press
-Formato: Tapa Blanda
-Idioma: Español
-ISBN-13: 9781634041287
-Páginas: 344
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It’s Time to Take a Hike in Richmond, Virginia! The best way to experience Richmond is by hiking it! Get outdoors with Virginian authors Philip Riggan and Nathan Lott, with the full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body. Explore the urban wilderness of the James River Park System in the heart of the city. Trek across the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Walnut Creek Park. Marvel at the pristine shores of the Potomac at Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve. Immerse yourself in Civil War history at Richmond National Battlefield Park. Admire views of the Appomattox River from the High Bridge trestle. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of the River City’s best hikes! Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Richmond provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Richmond and the surrounding communities. About the Author Philip Riggan spends much of his free time outdoors and considers his hikes in Montana at Glacier National Park his favorites, although he has enjoyed hiking along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia as well. Since he hung up his soccer cleats, he has devoted more time to riding bikes, hiking, and paddling. He is lucky enough to have his family join him on many of his outings. He also volunteers in Richmond-area parks and public spaces and appreciates all the wonderful and generous people he has met who share a common goal to increase respect for our natural environment. Phil holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Richmond and a master’s degree in urban planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. After 23 years in the media business, he switched careers in 2016 and became a transportation planner for the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, focusing on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and improving connections to mass transit. Nathan Lott holds a journalism degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. The son of an Air Force officer, he has lived and traveled widely in the United States, Europe, and the Near East. He credits his parents with fostering the appreciation for history, culture, and the natural world that serves him well as a writer. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. MALVERN HILL BATTLEFIELD, RICHMOND NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK DISTANCE & CONFIGURATION: 3-mile loop, plus optional spurs DIFFICULTY: Easy ELEVATION: 125 at trailhead, 70 at low point SCENERY: Battlefields, mixed forest, open fields and farmland EXPOSURE: Mostly open, except a wooded stretch in the middle TRAFFIC: Low TRAIL SURFACE: Dirt, gravel doubletrack, brief sections on paved road HIKING TIME: 1.5 hours SEASON: Year-round during daylight hours ACCESS: No fee WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Wheelchairs not recommended on trails MAPS: At parking lot shelter kiosk and DRIVING DISTANCE FROM CAPITOL: 15.6 miles FACILITIES: Shelter with benches and interpretive recordings; no restrooms CONTACT: 804-226-1981, LOCATION: 9175 Willis Church Rd., Henrico; Glendale/Malvern Hill Battlefields Visitor Center: 8301 Willis Church Rd., inside the Glendale National Cemetery COMMENTS: The Lee vs. Grant 1864 Campaign Civil War driving trail connects to Malvern Hill.
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