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The Blue Ridge Parkway by foot

a park ranger"s memoir

by Tim Pegram

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Published by McFarland & Co., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

  • Pegram, Tim, -- 1951- -- Travel -- Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.),
  • Pegram, Tim, -- 1951-,
  • Backpacking -- Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.),
  • Park rangers -- Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.) -- Biography,
  • Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.) -- Description and travel,
  • Blue Ridge Mountains -- Description and travel,
  • Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.) -- History -- Anecdotes

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementTim Pegram.
    GenreBiography., Anecdotes.
    SeriesContributions to Southern Appalachian studies -- 16
    LC ClassificationsF217.B6 P37 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17973690M
    ISBN 109780786431403
    LC Control Number2007022802

      Stroll private neighborhood roads/ Blue Ridge Parkway 5 minutes. Deck / Patio 60 foot partially covered patio with seating and dining table. Overlooks 3 acres of woods, garden, fruit trees, a 1/2 acre butterfly garden, a Mtn stream w bridge and picnic area for use by guests/5(29). The Blue Ridge Parkway’s mile length is the granddaddy of all parkways, byways and scenic highways taking a total of years to construct. The parkway scales along mountain ridges, over high mountain gaps, dips into valleys, pass thru mountain towns and cities and exposes its traveler to the most spectacular mountain range vistas and natural mountain wonders.

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FSRaka Black Balsam Road, is located at milepost of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The road is paved for part of the way, at least to the main Art Loeb Trail crossing.

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