Author Jim Parham returns to his native North Georgia, after publishing umpteen hiking and road biking and mountain biking guides. This book takes you on 38 Georgia trails and ten nearby Tennessee hikes in length from three to twenty-one miles on each trail or segment of a longer trail. Jim Parham has this whole hiking guide thing down pat. He gives at least one map, photo, and basic information box for each trail along with an elevation chart. In the box is the elevation change both directions, the mileage, the difficulty, the land manager, etc. The hike write-ups are interesting and thorough as well as succinct. Whatever you want is here – wild and scenic rivers, wilderness, a bald, views, you name it.
Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2019. 208 pages with maps, photos, and appendices. Trade paperback.