The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina: Walking a Thousand Miles through Wildness, Culture, and History by Danny Bernstein (History Press trade paper, February 2013, 176 pages, 16 page color photo insert, $19.99).
Author events: 6 p.m., Tue., Mar. 5, 2013 at Diamond Brand Outdoors, Arden;
7 p.m., Fri., Mar. 22, 2013 at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café.
“The Mountains-to-Sea Trail” follows Bernstein’s near 1,000-mile journey from Clingman’s Dome in the Smokies to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in the Outer Banks, with mentions of wildlife and historical insights along the way. It is more of an informative, entertaining memoir than a simple hiking guide.
Danny Bernstein is a seasoned hiker, a member of The Read, and a member of the board of directors of the Great Smoky Mountains Association. She and her husband maintain a section of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and the Appalachian Trail.