The Tennessee-North Carolina edition covers 302 miles from Damascus, Virginia, near the Tennessee state line to the southern end of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park at Fontana Dam, North Carolina, including parts of the Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests. This set includes one planning guide and four water- and tear-resistant maps on two sheets (scale, 1:63,360), plus a National Geographic map of Great Smokey Mountains National Park (scale, 1:62,500). The pocket-sized planning guide contains background information, points of interest, and general advice. The omnidirectional format allows for the inclusion of shelters, water sources, and road crossings. Each map is focused on the Appalachian Trail and overlaps with the neighboring maps. The surrounding area and additional side trails are also included. An easy-to-use elevation profile shows the distance to the next campsite or shelter, side trails, and water sources. For added interest, maps indicate road crossings, waterfalls, and scenic areas. Maps are both water- and tear-resistant.
The official Appalachian Trail maps for Tennessee-North Carolina are also available for sale as a set (#133) and the National Geographic Great Smokey Mountains National Park map is available separately (#134).
Fifteenth Edition, 2016.
Patrick Brogan (Submitted on Jul 20th 2018)
Loved the book and think it will be a great benefit to have on our hike.