When you combine the know-how of a prestigious New York publishing house with the overwhelming experience and acumen of guidebook guru Johnny Molloy, you get a truly superlative and beautiful hiking guide to arguably an unsurpassed wonderland of hiking trails. Molloy has hiked hundreds of trails in the Carolina Blue Ridge, so you gotta respect the 50 he picks out for this guide. Each includes one to four color pictures, a topographical map, directions, hiking time, a descriptive itinerary, elevation, difficulty and other essential information.
New York: Countryman Press/ W. W. Norton, 2021. 255 pages replete with full-color photos and maps. Trade paperback.