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GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS VISTAS

A GUIDE, WITH MOUNTAIN PEAK IDENTIFICATIONS, FOR WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN AND AROUND THE NATIONAL PARK

 

"I wish this book had been available to me when I first came to the park. It would have been in my library as it consolidates so many useful facts and interesting stories all in one place. This book will provide you with a detailed description of the park's many outstanding features. It is a great geographical reference of the entire park and is a fantastic guide-whether you are visiting the park for the first time or have come to the Smokies many times. It is a beautifully illustration of what the Smokies has to offer and will certainly enhance your experience while visiting there." -Phil Francis, Superintendent, Blue Ridge Parkway (2005-2013) and Deputy Superintendent, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 
 

"Tim Barnwell weaves an exhaustively researched and stunning tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, during the centennial of the National Park Service. Not only is Barnwell a master photographer, capturing the grandeur of his beloved Smokies, his intimate knowledge of a life spent exploring the park's peaks, backcountry, valleys and ridges, creates skillful storytelling. Great Smoky Mountains Vistas is the perfect companion to Barnwell's Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas and is a must-have for anyone yearning to learn more about this endless fascinating national park."-Karen Chavez, Outdoors Writer, Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper


In Great Smoky Mountains Vistas: A Guide, with Mountain Peak Identifications, for What to See and Do In and Around the National Park, author and photographer Tim Barnwell combines panoramic photographs from overlooks in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, aerial photographs of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, and articles on popular area attractions and activities to create this unique and comprehensive guidebook. He identifies the mountain peaks you can see from overlooks along Newfound Gap Road, Foothills Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway that view the park, in Cataloochee Valley and Cades Cove, and 360-degree/6-page panoramic views from Clingmans Dome and Max Patch.

Aerial views of the Smokies from above Fontana Dam, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Cherokee, Max Patch and Cataloochee Valley are also included. Identified views have compass heading, distance, and elevation to mountain peaks and features within the view. Major roads, trails, rivers, lakes, and towns are also identified. And the book is easy to use.Just pull into any of the overlooks, open it to the corresponding pages and you’ll know what you are seeing and can read interesting facts about the area such as the history and geography, nearby points of interest, and activities.

 
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS VISTAS
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Great Smoky Mountains Vistas: A Guide, with Mountain Peak Identifications, for What to See and Do In and Around the National Park is a 176 page, 8.5 x 11 horizontal, paperback book with flaps, published by Numinous Editions (2016). It is available from this website, at bookstores, and through other online retailers. 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. Price: $29.95.

ISBN# 978-0-9905731-0-4

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While the mountain peak identifications are a unique component of the book, in also includes a host of articles about activities in and around the park including camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking and waterfalls, horseback riding, bears, and nature photography. It features sections detailing the main attractions of the park including Newfound Gap Road, Cades Cove, Oconaluftee, Sugarlands, Little River Road,  Cataloochee Valley, and hidden gems in and outside its boundaries, off the beaten path, such as the Cherohala Skyway, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Greenbrier, Max Patch, Tail of the Dragon and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, making this the ideal travel guidebook, possibly the most comprehensive available on the park and its environs.

Great Smoky Mountains Vistas celebrates the National Park Services 100th Anniversary in 2016 and is an invaluable companion to Mr. Barnwell’s best-selling Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas: A Comprehensive Identification Guide to What You See from the Many Overlooks.

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