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Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway, second edition
by Victoria Logue, Frank Logue and Nicole Blouin
Menasha Ridge Press, 2003
Softcover, $ 13.95 (154 pages)
ISBN: 0-89732-550-8
  Planning a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway? Well, be sure to pick up a copy of the Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 2nd edition with the current tourist information and attractions. Not only is the region beautiful with the rich, fall colors, but also the Blue Ridge abounds in American history, Native American culture, and music.

Using the mileposts, the guide starts at the top of the Blue Ridge at Rockfish Gap, Virginia (milepost 0.0) and continues south to US 411 near Cherokee, North Carolina (milepost 469.1). The various points in between offer bits of history, popular culture, and places to visit. There are icon keys to point out food, information centers, lodging, picnic areas, campgrounds, trails and tunnels along the drive. There is a map in the front, but you might need a magnifying glass to see it. Rules and regulations of the Parkway are provided as well as a calendar of events.

The Guide is ideal for hikers with information about animal habits and a bloom calendar for the natural wildflowers.

Frank and Victoria Logue, residents of Georgia, have hiked the Appalachian Trail and written several hiking books including The Appalachian Trail Backpacker. Nicole Blouin, a freelance writer currently living in New Mexico, lived and traveled in the Blue Ridge for over 15 years and is co-author of Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge.

Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 2nd edition may be purchased at visitor information centers along the Parkway, area bookstores, or at Menasha Ridge Press.

Joyce Dixon
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