BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY VISTAS
A COMPREHENSIVE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO WHAT YOU SEE FROM THE MANY OVERLOOKS
"It’s a human characteristic to want to know where we are in time and place. Mr. Barnwell’s book satisfies this natural curiosity and brilliantly connects us with our surroundings. As a ready reference to the Blue Ridge Parkway’s bountiful scenic views and cultural history, this book will predictably become dog-eared and well used.” - Dr. Houck Medford, Founder and CEO Emeritus, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
"During my tenure with the Blue Ridge Parkway, I encountered many folks who were interested in learning about what they were seeing from the beautiful overlooks. This thorough guide answers those questions, providing a wealth of information about mountains peaks, history, geology, natural attractions, popular tourist spots, and towns of the region. Tim Barnwell’s outstanding photography and well-researched descriptions add up to a terrific book about the Parkway and the mountain communities it traverses. Whether you travel on the Parkway regularly or are visiting for the first time, you’ll find this book will add to your enjoyment." - Gary Everhardt, Superintendent, Blue Ridge Parkway (1977-2000) & Director of National Park Service (1975-1977)
Have you ever wondered what mountain peaks you were actually seeing as you enjoy the view from one of the many beautiful overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway? Are you curious how high those mountains are and how far away one is from the other? This book is designed to answer those questions and much more. It is a driving guide to the Parkway, featuring views from more than 40 overlooks along its 469-mile track through North Carolina and Virginia, with information about what you are viewing, and nearby attractions such as waterfalls, visitor centers, craft shops, and museums. Author and photographer Tim Barnwell identifies the mountain peaks you can see from each overlook, marking their compass heading, distance, and elevation. Major roads, rivers, lakes, and towns are also identified.
The book is easy to use: when you drive to a featured overlook, simply find the corresponding panoramic photograph made from that exact spot, and you will soon know the names of all the peaks you are admiring. Hikers will appreciate the book, too: it’s great to be able to put a name to the mountain peaks you see from your favorite trail. In addition to the Parkway overlooks, the book also features numerous stunning views from popular attractions across western North Carolina, including the Biltmore Estate, Cashiers Valley, Jump Off Rock (Hendersonville), from downtown Asheville, and Chimney Rock Park.
Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas: A Comprehensive Identification Guide to What you See from the Many Overlooks is a 128 page, 8.5 x 11 landscape-format paperback book with flaps, featuring views from more than 40 overlooks along the Parkways 469-mile track through North Carolina and Virginia. It includes information about what you are viewing, and nearby attractions such as waterfalls, trails, visitor centers, craft shops, and museums. It also features numerous stunning views from popular attractions across western North Carolina.
Published by Numinous Editions (2014). While you can find our books on the major online retailers websites, we ask that you consider purchasing through local shops or from our website. The cost is the same and it really benefits and supports our local communities, and us as the creators. On all orders from this website the books come signed by author, Tim Barnwell.
The cost of the book is $29.95. In an effort to offer MEDIA MAIL SHIPPING on this title (not an option with the store), we list the book as being "on sale," so that when the store automatically adds back the higher cost Priority shipping, it will approximate $29.95 plus media rate for most people. If you want it shipped to a different address than the billing address, uncheck the red check next to "Shipping Options."
FOR YOUR CAR, COFFEE TABLE, OR AS A GREAT GIFT ITEM!
This unique full-color 128 page guidebook (ISBN 978-0-9711348-3-6), over five years in the making, touches on the history, geography, natural attractions, geology, and communities traversed by the Parkway, and provides everyone with a “bigger picture” of where they are and what is nearby that they might want to visit. Whether you are a local or a first time visitor, this beautiful book is sure to become a trusted traveling companion as you drive the winding majesty that is the Blue Ridge Parkway. See also our companion book, Great Smoky Mountains Vistas.
CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE FROM YOUR HOME OR OFFICE? WE CAN MAKE THE IDENTIFICATIONS AND PROVIDE LARGE DISPLAY PRINTS FOR YOUR VISITORS AND GUEST TO ENJOY. WE ALSO OFFER LARGE COLOR PRINTS OF ANY OF THE EXISITING VIEWS IN THE BOOK. CONTACT US TO DISCUSS!
"Thank you so much for this book. My boyfriend and I spend a lot of time on the Parkway both north and south of Asheville. We hike sections of the Mountain to Sea Trail all the time. We've been wishing for a way to know what mountains we are seeing at various view points. Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas is the answer to our prayers. Thank you, thank you, thank you."-M. Nichols
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