The presentation is an entertaining slide show tour of the twelve regions of the Smoky Mountains with beautiful color photos of each region. The authors share information about hiking trails, history, and fun facts about each mountain area. Attendees enjoy a vicarious personal travel experience of the Smoky Mountains via the presentation. Following the program, the authors will be signing copies of their popular new hiking guide, The Afternoon Hiker.
The beautiful Great Smoky Mountains provide the inspiration for this unique hiking guide—designed especially for the average tourist or hiking enthusiast seeking a morning or afternoon walk in the Smokies that will prove pleasant and fun. All 110 hikes in The Afternoon Hiker are easily accessibe and average 6 - 8 miles roundtrip.
This is the perfect hiking guide for the occasional hiker, for busy professionals wanting to get away to the mountains for a weekend or for tourists visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The guidebook focuses on the early sections of 110 easily accessible hiking trails around the Great Smoky Mountains. The hiking layout of the book is one of its most distinctive features. With every turn of the page, the reader encounters a new trail to read about. Each Tennessee or North Carolina hike description spreads over two pages, around accompanying photos with the trail name, the season the trail was first hiked, a general rating of the hike and clear directions to get to the trailhead. The book includes over 300 color photos to enhance the text plus a hiking patch created for each trail.
Lin and J.L. Stepp are native Tennesseans who reside in Knoxville, TN. Lin is a businesswoman, a novelist with five published titles, and an educator. She is an adjunct professor at both Tusculum College and King College Knoxville campuses, where she teaches Research Writing and Psychology courses. J.L. owns S & S Communications, publishing a monthly magazine, Tennessee Fishing & Hunting Guide, and markets UT Vols sports products. For more info see authors’ website: www.linstepp.com.