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North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking And Photography Guide

Since its original publication in 1994, North Carolina Waterfalls has been the most comprehensive guide available to one of the prime natural features of the Tar Heel State. This new edition includes over 600 waterfalls, with detailed directions and trail and beauty ratings for the major waterfalls on public land. For the first time, waterfalls located on private land will be listed, although directions won't be provided. Visitors to western North Carolina are often surprised at the spectacular variety of waterfalls tucked among the Appalachians all the way from Murphy in the southwest to Stone Mountain in the northeast, and surprisingly, even in eastern locations such as Fayetteville and Rocky Mount. This guide features over 100 color and black-and-white photographs showing those waterfalls at their absolute best. Its special section about photographing waterfalls in general, as well as specific hints for photographing each individual waterfall, will help readers create memorable images of their own.

Paperback: 590 pages

Publisher: John F Blair Pub (September 15, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0895873206

ISBN-13: 978-0895873200

Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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This is the updated version of the 1994 book - and at its release - it's extremely accurate of trail conditions (just used it). This is the bible for NC waterfalls in my opinion. The chapters are laid out nicely according to region and there are enough details to always set you right direction to each falls.If you are a photographer, this book is even more enjoyable. Kevin has laid out how to approach many of the shots, what conditions are right, what to expect, and so forth. This makes visiting the falls exciting, but photographing them even more so. He offers quite a few tips and tricks, but does not go overboard with photography advice (aimed primarily for the serious amateur or pro).If you are visiting NC - this is a must have. After reading it, I'd buy it even if I wasn't visiting. It has a lot of history of each falls and also of the local regions, so as a geography book, it's a great read.This book (and previous) version made us go out of our way on two vacations to spend extra days in western NC. We're probably going to plan dedicated trips to this area now - we like it so much.Also - Kevin's website suppliments the book VERY nicely to include updates and changes.This is never a boring book and is an enjoyable read even when you're not exploring!

I visited the mountains last week (Mid May) and with the help of this book I was able to find some really beautiful waterfalls. I never would have known they were there if not for the book. The directions were clear and easy to following, and the information on where to park was extrememly helpful. The best part about it was the fact that we had every waterfall to ourselves. I would highly recommened this book to anyone who enjoys unspoiled waterfalls.

Any outdoors-oriented traveler planning a journey to North Carolina will find North Carolina's Waterfalls: A Hiking And Photography Guide packed with details on how to visit the area. Many of the state's best waterfalls receive little tourist attention: North Carolina Waterfalls remedies the lack of information, offering 'beauty ratings', accessibility details, maps, directions, and more. A lovely, comprehensive guide for destination-oriented outdoors adventurers.

This book has plenty of good information about North Carolina's waterfalls and how to get to them. So far, I've found the driving and hiking directions to be perfect. But the reason it only got 3 stars is the way it is organized...or rather, not organized. If you know you want to go to a particular waterfall, this book will get you there. And it will give you a very good idea of what you will find when you arrive. But, if you are trying to find a number of waterfalls to visit nearby, it's almost impossible to figure out. I think just the addition of a larger, more detailed map that shows the location of all the waterfalls with a reference to the page number for each one, might fix this problem. As it is I had quite a struggle trying to find waterfalls I could visit within a reasonable drive of where I was staying.

This book is a must if you are making a trip to any North Carolina Waterfall. It gives very detailed information on how to navigate your way and how to photograph these wonderful images of nature. I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Adams at one of his signings and was able to witness his passion for the outdoors in person. Great resource for everything that is NC Waterfalls.

I am an amatuer nature photographer so I am always on the look-out for books to know where to go to shoot. This book may be the best photography guide I have ever had. He tells you where the waterfalls are, and how to photograph them. Best of all he has the guts to rate the quality of each waterfall on a scale of 1 to 10. There are so many waterfalls that I can't visit them all. With this book I can go only to the highly rated ones and know they will be knock-outs. When I get there he will help me to know how to shoot it. This is a great book!

This is a fantastic book! In addition to an enormous amount of information on when, where and how to find over 600 waterfalls throughout North Carolina, Mr. Adams writes in a manner that is as entertaining as it is informative. His love and respect for the natural world is evident, as is his desire for others to experience it without ruining it for others or endangering themselves along the way. As a budding photographer, the section of waterfall photography was particularly interesting and useful.

As I have only recently become aware of the many waterfalls in North Carolina: I found this book to be a wonderful tool in planning " Waterfall Exploration Trips"Knowing how difficult the trails are along with the other great information on each waterfall is very helpful !!I am glad I ordered !!Wanda

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