The Highroad Guide to the Virginia Mountains

The Highroad Guide to the Virginia Mountains.

Here you will find the entire contents of the best-selling book about the Virginia Mountains written by Deane and Garvey Winegar.

This Web site, which also exists as a book, has more than 170,000 words, 50 maps, 25 sidebars, and numerous illustrations covering the Virginia Mountains. There are two ways to find information: the expandable book map below (find the area you are interested in and click) and the Sherpa Search search engine (above).

The book is one volume in the Longstreet Highroad Guides series of 19 books by Longstreet Press. Outdoor enthusiasts can use the Longstreet Highroad Guides series to plan excursions to other coastal areas including the Georgia Coast, the Florida Keys and Everglades, Chesapeake Bay, the Maine coast, the Washington and Oregon coast, and the California coast. The mountain series highlights Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Washington Cascades, Oregon Cascades, Colorado, California, and Arizona. You may want to read book reviews about the series.

From the Appalachian Plateau to the Valley and Ridge to the Blue Ridge, the Highroad Guide to the Virginia Mountains introduces visitors to the best the mountains have to offer. Whether you are looking for a great spot to trout fish, descriptions of day long or week long hikes, the perfect spot to pitch your family's tent, or a beautiful scenic drive, you will find it here in a format that is easy to use and packed with detailed information. This is the indispensable reference for experienced mountain travelers and first time explorers.

Web site wear you out?

All of this content is available in dead trees (book) form for those who may want to carry it with them on the hiking trails, beaches, river campsites, or historic sites. Or just admire it on their coffee table. Published in 1998, the book is 352 pages long, has 50 maps, is printed 2-color and measures 7x9 inches. Includes 60 original drawings, photographs, appendices, and an index. ISBN 1-56352-462-7. $18.95. Read book reviews. Buy the Book.

About the Authors

The Winegars are coauthors of Natural Wonders of Virginia: A Guide to Parks, Preserves and Wild Places and live in the Blue Ridge on the southern end of the Shenandoah National Park, where park bears are their closest neighbors. Deane has also written the Longstreet Highroad Guide to the Chesapeake Bay, posted on Sherpa Guides as well.

Deane Dozier Winegar is an award-winning outdoors writer and nature photographer who especially enjoys the challenge of capturing the many moods of wilderness areas on film. A former newspaper reporter and news bureau chief, Deane is a native of Staunton, Virginia.

Garvey Winegar has been the senior outdoors columnist for the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch for 12 years and has been widely published in outdoor magazines, including Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, and Virginia Wildlife. The Scott County, Virginia, native has won numerous state and national awards in his 30 years as an outdoors writer.


Front Matter

The Natural History of the Virginia Mountains

The Appalachian Plateau

Valley and Ridge Province I

Valley and Ridge II

Valley and Ridge III

The Blue Ridge

Long Trails & River Valleys



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