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Wildflower Walks & Hikes: North Carolina Mountains by Jim Parham

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This guidebook has the specific aim of helping you find wildflowers at their peak in the North Carolina Mountains. It surveys 59 walks and hikes illuminating everything you need to know, including their location their habitat, and their best seasons. This is an exemplary guidebook, and the irony is that you can tell from the pictures of the trails that each one would be spectacular even it there were not any wildflowers blooming at all! “Particularly rich in trails that aren't commonly covered, especially in the southwestern mountains. . . Parham's delineation [of] forest types that make the Southern Appalachians so biologically diverse permits easier flower identification by season and drives trail choices in ecosystems as varied as rich cove forests, grassy balds, spruce-fir zones, and more.” - WNC Magazine. Jim Parham has written fourteen guidebooks, most about mountain bike trails. He has worked several summers at Falling Creek Camp in Henderson County, North Carolina.

Almond, North Carolina: Milestone Press, 2018. 239 pages with an Index, seven pertinent appendices, and replete with color maps and photos, including 300 color photographs of wildflowers. Trade paperback