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Moon - Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Jason Frye

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This book is best suited for those who really do want guidance, who want concrete suggested itineraries for a day or a week, who want specific short suggestions for what the highlights of the Park really are – both the popular venues and the out-of-the-way options.  The photos are wonderful, and it is really easy to quickly find what you want. Yet, it fails to explain when the Cades Cove Loop Road has the least traffic or other details that could be really helpful, and the books on his Suggested Reading list are certainly not what I would choose. The author, Jason Frye, grew up in Southern West Virginia and now lives on the North Carolina coast. He is a feature writer and dining critic for the Wilmington StarNews.

Berkeley, California: Avalon Travel/Perseus Books/Hatchett Book Group, 2017. 184 pages with maps, photos, and Index. Trade paperback