Appalachian Great Outdoors

Botanizing, birding, hunting, tracking, hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, motorcycling, climbing, horseback riding, orienteering, farming, foraging, and more -- here's a small sampling of the many resources we recommend for enjoying the natural splendor of the southern highlands.  See a selection from our map collection here.

Hiking the Shining Rock and Middle Prong Wildernesses Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781561456666
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Published: Peachtree Publishers - August 1st, 2012

Wherever Waters Flow: A Lifelong Love Affair with Wild Rivers Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780977931408
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Headwaters Publishing - January 1st, 2006

High Vistas, Volume II: An Anthology of Nature Writing from Western North Carolina & the Great Smoky Mountains, 1900-2009 Cover Image
By George Ellison, Elizabeth Ellison (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596293564
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Published: History Press (SC) - November 18th, 2011

Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont: A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and (Southern Gateways Guides) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780807871720
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - May 16th, 2011

Camping and Woodcraft Cover Image
By Horace Kephart, George Ellison (Introduction by), Janet McCue (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780937207703
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Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - May 16th, 2017

Selected Climbs in North Carolina Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780898868555
Availability: Out of Stock Indefinitely: used copies probably available. Ask us.
Published: Mountaineers Books - August 15th, 2002

Mountain Nature: A Seasonal Natural History of the Southern Appalachians Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780807871164
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 15th, 2010

Mountain Passages: Natural and Cultural History of Western North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596290440
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Published: History Press (SC) - June 1st, 2005

High Vistas, Volume I: 1674-1900: An Anthology of Nature Writing from Western North Carolina & the Great Smoky Mountains Cover Image
By George Ellison, Elizabeth Ellison (Illustrator)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781596293557
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Published: Natural History Press - July 1st, 2008

Blue Ridge Nature Journal:: Reflections on the Appalachian Mountains in Essays and Art (Natural History) Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781596291393
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Published: History Press - October 1st, 2006

A History of Hunting in the Great Smoky Mountains Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596294585
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Published: History Press (SC) - September 1st, 2008

The Story of the Plott Hound: Strike & Stay Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781596292628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press (SC) - December 1st, 2007

Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: An Insider’s Guide to a Pursuit of Passion Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781935342083
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Published: High Country Press - November 13th, 2009

$19.95
SKU: 9781889596211

Hiking the Carolina Mountains Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781889596198
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Published: Milestone Press - April 1st, 2007

North Carolina Hiking Trails, 4th Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781929173471
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Published: Appalachian Mountain Club - April 1st, 2005

Hiking North Carolina's Mountains-To-Sea Trail Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807848876
Availability: Out of Print: used copies probably available. Ask us.
Published: University of North Carolina Press - December 11th, 2000

Great Waterfalls of North Carolina: A Guide for Hikers, Photographers, and Waterfall Enthusiasts Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781933251707
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Blair - March 30th, 2010

Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780977490509
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Published: Botanologos, Inc. - January 19th, 2006

Appalachian Wildflowers Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780820321813
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Published: University of Georgia Press - April 27th, 2000

Eastern Cougar: Historic Accounts, Scientific Investigations, New Evidence Cover Image
By Chris Bolgiano (Editor), Jerry Roberts (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780811732185
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Published: Stackpole Books - July 27th, 2005

A History of Whitewater Paddling in Western North Carolina:: Water Wise Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781596294356
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Published: History Press (SC) - June 1st, 2008

Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley (Outdoor Tennessee Series) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781572335615
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Published: Univ Tennessee Press - April 15th, 2007

Swarm Tree: Of Honeybees, Honeymoons and the Tree of Life Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596296756
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Published: Natural History Press - May 1st, 2009

Best Hikes with Dogs North Carolina Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781594850554
Availability: Backordered at our warehouse
Published: Mountaineers Books - November 1st, 2007

Camping And Woodcraft: Handbook Vacation Campers Travelers Wilderness Cover Image
By Horace Kephart, Jim Casada (Contributions by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780870495564
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Univ Tennessee Press - April 25th, 1988

Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780895873569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: John F. Blair, Publisher - April 1st, 2008

On the Spine of Time: A Flyfisher's Journey Among Mountain People, Streams & Trout (Pruett) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780871088925
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Published: Westwinds Press - March 1st, 1997

North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780895873200
Availability: Out of Print: used copies probably available. Ask us.
Published: John F. Blair Publisher - August 1st, 2005

Back to Abnormal: Surviving with an Old Farm in the New South Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781934894286
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Published: Motes - April 1st, 2010

Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods Cover Image
By Christopher Camuto (Foreword by)
$20.95
ISBN: 9780820328621
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 1st, 2006

Chattooga: Descending Into the Myth of Deliverance River Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780820327754
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 1st, 2005

Out Under Sky Of Great Smokies: A Personal Journal Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781572331136
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Published: Univ Tennessee Press - February 21st, 2001

The Wild East: A Biography of the Great Smoky Mountains (New Perspectives on the Interstellar Medium) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780813020938
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Published: University Press of Florida - March 2nd, 2001

A Peterson Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and central North America (Peterson Field Guides) Cover Image
By Lee Allen Peterson (By (photographer)), Roger Tory Peterson (Illustrator), Roger Tory Peterson (Editor), Lee Allen Peterson
$19.00
ISBN: 9780395926222
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 1st, 1999

Growing & Marketing Ginsing, Goldenseal & Other Woodland Medicinals Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780914875420
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Published: Bright Mountain Books - January 1st, 2005

The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780312571429
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - August 31st, 2010

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Smokies Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9789372073065
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Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - April 9th, 2004

Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers: When & Where to Find Them Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780964341739
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Published: Windy Pines Publishing - April 1st, 1996

The Highlands-Cashiers Outdoor Companion Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781893651159
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Published: Fern Creek Press - August 6th, 2008

Off the Beaten Track Western NC Smokies Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781889596167
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Published: Milestone Press, Inc - April 30th, 2006

The Summer Times: A Guide to Adventures Around Highlands, Cashiers, and Toxaway Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780984442812
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Published: Cider Press, Inc. - June 27th, 2010

Waterfall Walks and Drives in the Great Smoky Mountains and the Western Carolinas Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780963607034
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Published: H.F. Publishing, Inc. - March 2nd, 2000

Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston (Southern Gateways Guides) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807857861
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 1st, 2007

Mystery of the Trees: Native American Markers of a Cultural Way of Life That Soon May Be Gone Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781450781749
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Published: Mountain Stewards Publishing - December 20th, 2011

Wildflowers of the Smokies Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780937207208
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - June 30th, 2003

Trees of the Smokies Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780937207093
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Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - August 24th, 2006

Ferns of the Smokies Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9780937207451
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Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - July 11th, 2005

Backpacking Overnights: North Carolina Mountains, South Carolina Upstate Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781889596280
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Published: Milestone Press - January 12th, 2013

Skywalker--Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781460999424
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 12th, 2011

Crossroads of the Natural World: Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781469606996
Availability: No new copies on our shelves but maybe in used, now or arriving soon. Ask us.
Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 22nd, 2013

Holiday Catalog

There's a great variety of gift ideas in our Holiday Catalog... something for everyone on your list. Buy a book featured in our catalog and take 40% off on any other in-stock book of equal or lesser value.

We also have locally made items that would make great gifts! Jewelry from our very own Sara Hatton, handcrafted pens by Joshua Wilkey, and fine walking sticks by Steve Allen. Our holiday cards are also in stock and we do free gift wrapping!

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