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Hiking North Carolina

Hiking North Carolina

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2020

With full color photographs and maps, this thoroughly updated and revised 2016 third edition is a guide to more than 500 hiking trails in all regions of the state, from the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Piedmont and the Outer Banks.

Go Fuck Yourself, I'm Coloring

Go Fuck Yourself, I'm Coloring

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

The Answer is Yes

The Answer is Yes

Author: Randy Johnson, Terri Johnson, James E Cossey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2020

Southern Snow

Southern Snow

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

This guide provides everything you need to know to discover the South's best-kept secrets of winter recreation: snow-covered mountains, remote yet accessible trails, high-quality downhill and cross-country skiing, sparkling resorts and peaceful cabins, and of course, southern hospitality. Randy Johnson is a knowledgeable guide who shares his years of experience enjoying the winter wonders from the mountains of western Maryland down the Appalachian corridor all the way to northern Alabama. Features include: All-in-one guide to the ski areas, winter trails, and mountaineering opportunities in the six-state southern snowbelt Tips on lodging, dining, nightlife, outfitters, lessons, childcare, activities for the nonskier, and more Well-illustrated with photos and user-friendly maps for hikes and backcountry ski areas Entertaining and informative background on the surprising history of the southern ski industry Practical advice for finding up-to-the-minute information on weather and resort conditions Whether you're just visiting, new to the region, or a lifelong resident, this is the only book you need to make the most of southern snow.

Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2018

Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway

Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway offers concise descriptions and detailed maps for thirty-four easy-to-follow trails from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Featuring: *Thirty-minute strolls to full-day adventures *Hikes for everyone, including families *Great hikes featuring waterfalls and wildflowers; great hikes for dogs *Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps *Zero-impact tips

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2017

There has never been a better time to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway! This updated edition of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is ideal for anyone who uses the Parkway as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. It includes the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private preserves that line the 469-mile roadway-from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina-making it a single-volume solution for the serious explorer, whether on foot or by car. Look inside to find: *Hikes suited to every ability, from 0.1-mile nature walks to 13-mile backpacks, with options for longer treks *Accurate directions to both popular and less-traveled trails *Up-to-date trail descriptions and detailed trail maps *Difficulty ratings and elevation gain for each hike *Mileage log for the entire Parkway and a guide to wildflowers *Tips for zero-impact hiking, trail etiquette, and hiking with kids

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2016

With its prominent profile recognizable for miles around and featuring vistas among the most beloved in the Appalachians, North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain is many things to many people: an easily recognized landmark along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular tourist destination, a site of annual Highland Games, and an internationally recognized nature preserve. In this definitive book on Grandfather, Randy Johnson guides readers on a journey through the mountain's history, from its geological beginnings millennia ago and the early days of exploration to its role in regional development and eventual establishment as a North Carolina state park. Along the way, he shows how Grandfather has changed, and has been changed by, the people of western North Carolina and beyond. To tell the full natural and human story, Johnson draws not only on historical sources but on his rich personal experience working closely on the mountain alongside Hugh Morton and others. The result is a unique and personal telling of Grandfather's lasting significance. The book includes more than 200 historical and contemporary photographs, maps, and a practical guide to hiking the extensive trails, appreciating key plant and animal species and photographing the natural wonder that is Grandfather.

Hiking North Carolina

Hiking North Carolina

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2016

With full color photographs and maps, this thoroughly updated and revised 2016 third edition is a guide to more than 500 hiking trails in all regions of the state, from the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Piedmont and the Outer Banks.

JBI: Just Be It: This Precious Moment

JBI: Just Be It: This Precious Moment

Author: Randy Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

An exploration of insights into the relationship of language and how it facilitates our movement to the unified experience. In a day where we create violence from smaller circles of belonging and from desires to act upon an object perceived as separate from us, the 'felt' sense of our interconnection offers guidance in the face of impermanence. Using Just Be it as linguistic facilitator to the unified experience aims to assist others in the practice of increased awareness and gratitude for the opportunity to participate without harm.

How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture

How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

Enjoy outdoor living to the fullest with these functional and decorative furniture projects for deck, patio, yard and garden. From Adirondack chairs, patio bars and picnic tables to showcase Victorian trellises and planters, the experts at American Woodworker provide complete plans and instructions for building great-looking pieces that will beautify your outdoor space. Expert advice on finishing and varnishing ensures that your durable wooden furniture will stand up to the elements for years to come. How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture offers 23 do-it-yourself projects for both novice and experienced woodworkers. Superb step-by-step photographs and excellent working drawings help ensure success for both amateur and experienced builders. Each project takes from just a few hours to a weekend to complete, making this book an ideal resource for transforming your outdoor decor.

No-Fuss Wood Finishing

No-Fuss Wood Finishing

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2012

Amateur woodworkers can achieve professional quality finishes on their projects with simple materials that are brushed or wiped onto the wood. The secrets include focusing on brushable polyurethane varnish, brushable shellac and wipe on glaze coats. Readers will learn how to use and clean a fine finishing brush, when to brush and when to wipe the finish on and how to get a flawless finish. Includes detailed instructions for matching colours with simple stains, how to make nondescript woods such as poplar look great and how to apply a glaze coat for professional highlights on carvings, moldings and other details. Includes special section on reviving damaged finishes, erasing water damage and when all else fails, how to strip off the old finish and start over.

Great Book of Woodworking Tips

Great Book of Woodworking Tips

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2012

Supplemented with clear workshop photography, each insightful pointer has been workplace-tested by the editors. Sharpen your woodworking skills for drilling, sawing, routing, clamping, gluing, joinery, finishing and much more.Avoid common pitfalls and solve everyday problems with materials, tools, techniques, shop organization and maintenance. Even the most experienced woodworker doesn't have all the answers, but this big, well-organized book is the place to find them.

How to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions

How to Make Workbenches & Shop Storage Solutions

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Build super-flat and strong with a torsion box workbench, assembly table and alignment beams. This title offers great storage solutions and expert advice for making a workshop more efficient. It provides everything a woodworker needs to know about building a workbench, making outfeed tables for shop machines, making work tables, assembly tables and storage cabinets.

Routers and Router Tables (AW)

Routers and Router Tables (AW)

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

This title offers everything you wanted to know about choosing a router, making a router table, using a router to shape wood and making joints using a router. Mounted in a table with a fence, the shop router becomes as versatile as a shaper and it's a whole lot cheaper. Along with shop test buying advice, this book includes complete plans for four complete router tables and routing work stations, plus dozens of proven, photo illustrated shop tips and router table add-ons. It also includes a special section on amazing sliding dovetail joints, which can only be made on the router table.

How To Make Kitchen Cabinets (Best of American Woodworker)

How To Make Kitchen Cabinets (Best of American Woodworker)

Author: Randy Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2011

This is an 'everything but the kitchen sink' guide to building kitchen cabinets and making simple, but impressive kitchen upgrades from the experts at American Woodworker. It helps readers learn how to make cabinets from plywood, how to make many styles of cabinet door including popular cathedral doors, how to build and install drawers, which hardware to choose, how to make and edge laminate countertops and how to install the completed results. All the information is reader-tested, authoritative and current with contemporary workshop practices. It includes small projects such as simple kitchen upgrades, plus an appliance garage, a kitchen stool and a freestanding pantry, taken from 35 articles that have appeared in the magazine.