Leonard M. Adkins-The Habitual Hiker

"Amidst the greens and the blues of the forest is where I belong and am at the height of my contentment with life."

Best of the Appalachian Trail Day Hikes
Best of the Appalachian Trail Overnight Hikes


"Useful guides for both experienced and novice backpackers."--Virginia Librarian

"Filled with practical suggestions to make your excursion more enjoyable...
they highlight the variety of the A.T."—Appalachian Trailway News

There are editions labeled "new" that seem anything but.
After a 10-year gap in printings, "new" surely fits
"The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Overnight Hikes" and "The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes,"
each with mountain-loads of updated information—The Boston Globe



The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes
2nd Edition
by Victoria Logue, Frank Logue and Leonard Adkins

This book packs thousands of miles of experience on the A.T. into a 176-page guide. The 150 hikes range from less than a mile to eleven miles in length. Each hike is rated for difficulty with the length and approximate time needed for the hike listed at the top of each hike along with icons showing the major attractions of the hike. An overview, point-by-point description and trailhead directions are given for each hike.

Co-published by Menasha Ridge Press and the Appalachian Trail Conference
ISBN 0-89732-527-3
15.95 retail

The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Overnight Hikes
2nd Edition
by Victoria Logue, Frank Logue and Leonard Adkins

A sister publication to the day hikes book, this 177-page guide covers the 70 of the best overnight hikes on the nation's premier long distance hiking trail. Each hike is rated for difficulty with the length and approximate time needed for the hike listed at the top of each hike along with icons showing the major attractions of the hike. An overview, point-by-point description and trailhead directions are given for each hike.

Co-published by Menasha Ridge Press and the Appalachian Trail Conference
ISBN 0-89732-528-1
15.95 retail

Leonard's Books

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
As the title says, the only guide you will need to explore America's most visited national park! Winner in the Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter 2015 Writing and Photography Contest.
WEST VIRGINIA
”We specialize in West Virginia books and books written by West Virginia authors and this is the most thorough guide for exploring the state that I have seen." Trans Allegheny Bookstore
Discover hidden secrets in addition to the well-known destinations
THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL
No longer do you have to lug dozens of guidebooks into the field with you. The Appalachian Trail: A Visitor's Companion is all you need. Winner of the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation's Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award.
Take you to the very best the Appalachian Trail has to offer
MARYLAND
"Adkins' insightful assesments are right on the mark...the historical references and insider's tips made me want to pack my luggage immediately!" Connie Yingling Maryland Office of Tourism Development
"Leonard Adkins has written the essential guide for hiking in Maryland. From the waterfalls of western Maryland to the islands off the coast, Adkins covers the best of the Old Line State." Victoria and Frank Logue, authors of The Appalachian Trail Backpacker
VIRGINIA
“Good introduction to the classic hikes... everyone will benefit from the interesting natural details.”
--Outdoor Traveler
WILDFLOWERS
Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains:

“Adkins’ insights are as stunning and beautiful as the wildflowers themselves. Each detailed description reveals Adkins’ lifelong immersion in the Southern Appalachian landscape. It’s a precise, practical, and powerful guide for novices and experts alike.” Blue Ridge Outdoors

  Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail: Winner of National Outdoor Book Award; ForeWord’s Book of the Year; Virginia Literary Award Nomination