Hiking in the
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Revisions to the 4th Edition include:
Addition of several new trails in the Cosby, Smokemont, and Deep Creek Areas.
Total elevation gain given for each hike.
A rating of hike difficulty based on total elevation gain and distance of the hike, using an Energy Mile Equivalent calculation (click on link to read about methodology, and find a table listing all hikes in this book ranked from easiest to hardest).
Addition of a new family-oriented hikes section that lists 26 hikes that are less than 10 miles, and have a maximum elevation gain of 200 ft/mile. Hikes are coded for water features, presence of historic structures or cemeteries, and suitability of hike for small children.
Updated tables and text.
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