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by Tim Homan
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  • Author:
    Tim Homan
  • ISBN:
    1561452602
  • ISBN13:
    978-1561452606
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  • Publisher:
    Peachtree Publishers; First Editiion edition (January 1, 2002)
  • Pages:
    261 pages
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    United States
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Tim Homan is an experienced hiker and outdoor writer and the author of several hiking guides. The trail guides are very specific and list ample mile markers. The only problem with the book is that the trail guides are only written in one direction.

Tim Homan is an experienced hiker and outdoor writer and the author of several hiking guides. I hiked the Chattooga River trail from north to south but the trail guide description reads from south to north only so I had to reverse engineer it prior to the trip. Otherwise, no complaints.

Yes, wilderness trails are not highly cultivated or maintained, but the Beech Creek Trail that we did in the Nantahala Wilderness was one of the roughest wilderness trails we have encountered. It was filled with sizable rocks and sticks, making footing uneven and difficult, and there were many fallen trees to work around and streams to ford. Walking on the trail was like walkin These wilderness areas are beautiful and worthy of exploration; however, this book is not accurate in its descriptions

Seasoned outdoorsman and writer Tim Homan guides fellow hikers and backpackers along scenic trails in eastern Georgia, and . Some 114 miles of wilderness area is covered, including over 23 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

Seasoned outdoorsman and writer Tim Homan guides fellow hikers and backpackers along scenic trails in eastern Georgia, and into the Carolinas, in his fourth hiking book. This new guidebook features detailed descriptions and directions to 25 trails and trail sections located within the Southern Nantahala Wilderness, the Ellicott Rock Wilderness, and the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River. Some 114 miles of wilderness area is covered, including over 23 miles of the Appalachian Trail

Seasoned outdoorsman and writer Tim Homan guides fellow hikers and backpackers along scenic trails in eastern Georgia, and into the Carolinas, in his fourth hiking.

Seasoned outdoorsman and writer Tim Homan guides fellow hikers and backpackers along scenic trails in eastern Georgia, and into the Carolinas, in his fourth hiking. Seasoned outdoorsman and writer Tim Homan guides fellow hikers and back-packers along scenic trails in northeastern Georgia and the western Carolinas in his fourth hiking book. This new guidebook features detailed descriptions and directions to twenty-five trails and trail sections located within the Southern Nantahala Wilderness, the Ellicott Rock Wilderness, and the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River corridor.

Ellicott Rock Wilderness is managed by the United States Forest Service and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. It was first designated by Congress in 1975 with the Eastern Wilderness Act. The majority of this land (approximately. The majority of this land (approximately 3,300 acres) lays in South Carolina. Additional lands were added to Ellicott Rock Wilderness in 1984 with the passing of the North Carolina Wilderness Act and the Georgia Wilderness Act, today designated wilderness totals 8,274 acres (3. 8 km2).

The Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area is Northern Boundary is directly across . In TheMountain at the End of the Trail: A History of Whiteside Mountain (1994).

The Ellicott Rock Wilderness Area is Northern Boundary is directly across from the US Forest Service Easement Entrance Road noted in shaded dark green. The shaded light green areas are lands of the US Nantahala National Forest thousands of acres. Referencing the heavy black horizontal line and vertical line which denotes the Chattooga River; Georgia is below and left of the river, South Carolina is below and right of the river, and North Carolina is above the horizontal line left to right.

Bisecting the Wilderness is the Chattooga River, a Wild and Scenic River. The highest Glade Mountain, which is also the high point of the Wilderness. The Wilderness is managed by the United States Forest Service and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. The Chattooga River drops from 2,381 feet (726 m) to 2,100 feet (640 m) as it flows through the Wilderness.

The Ellicott Rock Wilderness was designated in 1975 and currently consists of 8,274 acres (3. 8 km2) surrounding the point at which Georgia, North . Bisecting the Wilderness is the Chattooga River, a Wild and Scenic River. 8 km2) surrounding the point at which Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina come together. It is the only wilderness that straddles three states.

Seasoned outdoorsman and writer Tim Homan guides fellow hikers and backpackers along scenic trails in eastern Georgia, and into the Carolinas, in his fourth hiking book.

This new guidebook features detailed descriptions and directions to twenty-five trails and trail sections located within the Southern Nantahala Wilderness, the Ellicott Rock Wilderness, and the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River. Some 114 miles of wilderness area is covered, including over 23 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Homan expertly maps out each area, describing the surrounding habitat, providing comments on the area s vegetation, and noting specific sights to see. Trailhead and regional maps are also included.


Nilarius
I bought this book hoping to find some coverage of the Southern Nantahala in Georgia(anything from Eagle Mountain near Chatuge Lake east to Hightower Bald), instead, I found it to extensively cover North Carolina and a section of the Appalachian Trail that's exhaustively covered in numerous other books, websites, and guides. It will probably be useful in some future trips to NC and the Chattooga River, but for a guide for the Southern Nantahala in Georgia, the best we've found is Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Georgia Mountains (Longstreet Highlands Innactive Series) and even that should be used with great caution as a lot's changed since it was published in 1998. I've got several of Tim Homan's other guides, The Hiking Trails of North Georgiaand Hiking the Benton Mackaye Trailand Hiking Trails of the Cohutta and Big Frog Wildernesses 2nd (second) edition Text Only, so no knocks on him, but I wish the description had been a little clearer on what this was going to cover and what would be missing.
Umi
This guide is very wordy. Not as I expected, but nice to have a lot first-hand information about the area. The paper seems thin and I would worry about taking this with me on too many hiking trips.
Macill
A great trail guide for part of northeast Georgia and the western Carolinas. The trail guides are very specific and list ample mile markers. The only problem with the book is that the trail guides are only written in one direction. I hiked the Chattooga River trail from north to south but the trail guide description reads from south to north only so I had to reverse engineer it prior to the trip. Otherwise, no complaints.