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By Randy Golden, Pam Golden

Atlanta is without doubt one of the South’s prime towns, yet it’s additionally domestic to a couple of the region’s such a lot dazzling mountaineering and jogging locations. 60 Hikes inside 60 Miles: Atlanta is helping readers locate and revel in the easiest within reach hikes, from Stone Mountain Park to the Georgia mountains, Sprewell Bluff to the Kennesaw Mountain nationwide Battlefield Park, and a wealth of destinations in among. Hikes diversity from friendly relatives strolls to tough treks for these searching for a major exercise session and also to scenic attractiveness, a number of the hikes, equivalent to Burnt Hickory Loop and Cheatham Hill path, have old charm. Others, just like the supply Park Loop and Atlantic Ramble, function significant Atlanta points of interest. Expertly drawn maps and path profiles supplement exact path descriptions, whereas a convenient record shows targeted pursuits — most sensible hikes for kids, scenic hikes, hikes for natural world viewing, working trails, and more.

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DIFFICULTY The degree of effort an “average” hiker should expect on a given hike. ” SCENERY A short summary of the attractions offered by the hike and what to expect in terms of plant life, wildlife, natural wonders, and historic features. EXPOSURE A quick check of how much sun you can expect on your shoulders during the hike. TRAFFIC Indicates how busy the trail might be on an average day. Trail traffic, of course, varies from day to day and season to season. Weekend days typically see the most visitors.

Experienced hikers and writers, authors Randy and Pam Golden have selected 60 of the best hikes in and around the Atlanta metropolitan area. From the greenways and urban hikes that highlight Atlanta’s diverse population to flora- and faunarich treks amid state and national parks in the hinterlands, the Goldens provide hikers (and walkers) with a great variety of hikes—and all within roughly 60 miles of Atlanta. You’ll get more out of this book if you take a moment to read the Introduction explaining how to use the trail profiles.

Adaptability, however, is not just a question of wearing sandals or snowshoes, hiking shorts or insulated pants—it’s also an attitude. Being adaptable means thinking less about how the weather ought to be and thinking more about ways to find pleasure in a variety of conditions. WATER How much is enough? Well, one simple physiological fact should convince you to err on the side of excess when deciding how much water to pack: A hiker working hard in 90°F heat needs approximately ten quarts of fluid per day.

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