Exploring the Appalachian Trail

Exploring the Appalachian Trail (Stackpole Books, a trade imprint of Rowman and Littlefield). A five-volume series of hikers’ guidebooks. Covering all of the approximately 2,200 miles, through 11 states, of America’s oldest, most famous footpath through the forest and mountains. Print and ebook editions include hike narratives, with natural and cultural history; hiker how-to; elevation grids; topographic maps; and north-south plus south-north itineraries. I wrote the volume covering Southern New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont) and served as editor and book packager for the entire series.

“If you’re a walker who likes to stop and smell the roses, this is the Trail guide for you. An amazing amount of information is packed into this portable volume.” – Appalachian Trailway News

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Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in Northern New England (New Hampshire and Maine)

ISBN: 978-0-8117-2667-2

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Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in Southern New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont)

Berkshire Eagle: “For those who have never experienced the Appalachian Trail, or for those who are interested in discovering new sections, this book is an eloquent, detailed and sprightly introduction. Its 29 suggested hikes in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont are convenient and manageable.”

The Paper: “No matter the age, attitude or sense of adventure, for hikers this may be the perfect guidebook. A series of excellent maps is provided.”

ISBN: 978-0-8117-1065-7

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Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic States (Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York)

Pennsylvania: “One could almost hike the trail with book in hand and need no other map or guide.”

ISBN: 978-0-8117-1129-6

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Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Virginias (Virginia and West Virginia) 

ISBN: 978-0-8117-1066-4

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Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Southern Appalachians (Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee)

Knoxville News-Sentinel: “The most helpful of AT ‘bibles.’ I can’t think of a handier guide for anyone ‘just passing through’ the 450 AT miles in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Gove is an experienced hiker, a wonderful writer, a curious and careful observer of people and events, but she is, above all, a naturalist.”

ISBN: 978-0-8117-1063-3