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  1. Natural Arches Big South Fork: Guide To Selected Landforms (Outdoor Tennessee Series)
    Natural Arches Big South Fork: Guide To Selected Landforms (Outdoor Tennessee Series)
    Natural Arches Big South Fork: Guide To Selected Landforms (Outdoor Tennessee Series)
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  2. Natural Arches Big South Fork: Guide To Selected Landforms (Outdoor Tennessee Series)

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No area in the southern mountains boasts a more fascinating array of natural arches and chimney rocks than the rugged Big South Fork country straddling the Tennessee Kentucky border. Many of the region s awe-inspiring landforms, carved from stone by water and weather, are accessible to visitors. This book is the first detailed guide to these geological wonders, which bear such intriguing names as Split Bow Arch, Cracks-in-the-Rock, Hidden Passage, and Robber s Roost.
Arthur McDade focuses on twenty-five landforms that are both impressive and relatively easy to reach. They are found in three adjoining areas of public land: the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Pickett State Park and Forest, and Daniel Boone National Forest. Following introductory chapters about the Big South Fork country and its history, McDade describes each landform in detail and provides road and trail directions, complete with distances, information on parking, and comments on noticeable landmarks. Detailed maps, along with more than thirty photographs, complement the text. In addition, the author offers many safety and conservation tips that will help maximize the visitor s enjoyment of the area.
As Jim Casada writes in his foreword, There is vicarious pleasure in perusing these pages, but their real impact comes with the growing realization that an inner voice is telling you, I don t just want to read about these places; I want to go there. For those who do so, The Natural Arches of the Big South Fork will prove to be an indispensable companion.
The Author: Arthur McDade, a native Tennessean, is a freelance writer on conservation and history topics. He has worked as a recreation leader, whitewater guide, and is currently employed by the National Park Service. He is a frequent contributor to The Tennessee Conservationist and other publications. His first book, Old Smoky Mountain Days, is an edited anthology of writings about the Great Smoky Mountains area.

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First Edition
Univ Tennessee Press
Univ Tennessee Press
Univ Tennessee Press
Univ Tennessee Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I used this book extensively while hiking the Big South Fork area and was extremely satisfied. In awarding this rating I have made a consideration for the fact that the book was published in 2000. Before I took the first hike I assumed I would likely have some issues with signs and path usage, I found this to be a correct assumption at times. Signs were missing or laying on the ground and several trails have not been maintained for some time. However I would not have enjoyed this trip without this reference book. It also covered more arches than any other publication I could find. A great addition to my hiking library.
The Big South Fork sits across the Tennessee Valley from the the Great Smoky Mountains, yet it is a very different environment with fewer visitors. This guide makes the spectacular scenery of the North Cumberland Plateau available to hikers and car tourists, while explaining the unique geology and woodlands of that region.
I was looking for something describing the geological processes involved in making natural arches in a little more technical nature. This book has decent section on it for the casual reader but it is more of a guide book for the sightseer of the Big South Fork area. It deals with brief sections of the historical, cultural, and physiological, aspects of the area and has good descriptions of and directions to the arches with black and white photos of most of the arches, if not all. Good for hikers and photographers.
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