Adventure Carolinas

Your Go-To Guide for Multi-Sport Outdoor Recreation

By Joe Miller

176 pp., 6 x 9, 25 halftones, 6 maps

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-1416-8
    Published: May 2014
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-1415-1
    Published: May 2014
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1417-5
    Published: May 2014

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Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, "Not me" or "Where do I begin"? In this unique take-it-with-you guide, outdoors and fitness writer Joe Miller introduces you to sixteen adventure sports in the Carolinas, from water to land and through all four seasons. No matter where you live or what your level of expertise may be, he will lead you to opportunities that range from beginner level to peak experience and equip you with the tools and courage to get outdoors and enjoy nature in new and exciting ways. For each experience, Miller includes location, how to start, associated costs, organizations that can help you begin, physical and mental demands of each activity, and whether the activities are seasonal or competitive.

Activities include mountain biking, flat-water and whitewater paddling, scuba diving, climbing, backcountry exploration, skiing, snowboarding and tubing, kiteboarding, hang gliding, and ziplining.

About the Author

Joe Miller writes the blog and is author of Backpacking North Carolina. In addition to being a hiker and backpacker, Miller is an avid cyclist, a skier-turned-snowboarder, a paddler, a runner, a certified scuba diver, and a longboard skateboarder. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.
For more information about Joe Miller, visit the Author Page.


"[Adventure Carolinas is] for anyone with an interest in outdoor sports in the Carolinas, particularly those who are not already experts."--Library Journal

"A valuable reference for the novice adventurer beginning to explore the Carolinas, for visitors who have time on their hands, or for the family new to the Carolinas. The material is presented in an effective style that keeps the reader interested: best beginner trip, best destination close to an urban area, best destination for intermediates, where the pros go, and best basecamp adventure."--Aram Attarian, Ph.D., North Carolina State University Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

"This book will be particularly valuable to any North Carolinian or South Carolinian who wants to find a way to participate in an adventure sport in his or her own backyard. It is a terrific guide for how to get started in a new activity close to home, with practical start-up information."--Vicky Jarrett, former editor-in-chief, Our State

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