Natural adventures in the mountains of western North Carolina by Mary Ellen Hammond

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Published by Milestone Press in Almond, NC .

Written in English

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  • Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.),
  • North Carolina


  • Outdoor recreation -- Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) -- Guidebooks.,
  • Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) -- Guidebooks.,
  • North Carolina -- Guidebooks.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Other titlesNatural adventures in western North Carolina, Natural adventures
StatementMary Ellen Hammond and Jim Parham.
ContributionsParham, Jim.
LC ClassificationsF443.G7 H34 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination142 p. :
Number of Pages142
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL32187M
ISBN 10188959606X
LC Control Number99013487

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