Saturday, March 28, 2009

Get Your Autographed Copy

Danny Bernstein, one of my hiking buddies, just published Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Heritage. (Milestone Press, 2009). In this guidebook, Danny covers 66 of the best hikes in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, an area which roughly encompasses the triangle from Pilot Mountain State Park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and down to Highlands on the Georgia border. In addition to being a hiking guide, Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Heritage discusses the history and heritage of the trails. From Stone Mountain's moonshine past to the Art Loeb Trail, nearly every hike has its own story to tell. And for you Smokies fans, there’s a large chapter on the North Carolina side of the national park. Danny will be signing books at Joseph-Beth in Charlotte on Saturday, April 4 from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. The bookstore is located in SouthPark Mall, 4345 Barclay Downs Drive, Charlotte, 704-602-9800 If you’re close to Western North Carolina, join Danny at the official launch of her new book on Tuesday, April 7 at Diamond Brand Outdoors in Arden, NC, a little south of Asheville. Diamond Brand is located at 2623 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, 828-209-1501. She’ll be presenting a slide show program and Earth Fare will provide some great food. For every book sold that evening, Diamond Brand Outdoors will donate 50% of the proceeds to the Trails Forever program, which benefits the maintenance and improvement of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Additionally, Diamond Brand Outdoors will offer a $20 gift card for anyone that registers to become a member of Friends of the Smokies at the book launch event. And you’ll also be able to buy the new Dolly Parton CD, written and produced especially for the Smokies 75th anniversary.

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