By Randy Golden, Pam Golden

Atlanta is without doubt one of the South’s leading towns, yet it’s additionally domestic to a couple of the region’s so much wonderful mountaineering and strolling locations. 60 Hikes inside 60 Miles: Atlanta is helping readers locate and luxuriate in the simplest close by hikes, from Stone Mountain Park to the Georgia mountains, Sprewell Bluff to the Kennesaw Mountain nationwide Battlefield Park, and a wealth of destinations in among. Hikes variety from friendly kinfolk strolls to demanding treks for these searching for a major work out and also to scenic good looks, a few of the hikes, equivalent to Burnt Hickory Loop and Cheatham Hill path, have ancient attraction. Others, just like the supply Park Loop and Atlantic Ramble, function significant Atlanta points of interest. Expertly drawn maps and path profiles supplement special path descriptions, whereas a convenient record exhibits exact pursuits — top hikes for kids, scenic hikes, hikes for flora and fauna viewing, working trails, and more.

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Gathered while hiking with a GPS unit, the GPS data can also be downloaded into the software and used to plot your own hikes. ” In short, a topo indicates not only linear distance but elevation as well, using contour lines. Contour lines extend across the map like dozens of intricate spiderwebs. Each line represents a particular elevation, and at the base of each topo, a contour’s interval designation is given. If the contour interval is 20 feet, then the distance between each contour line is 20 feet.

But they still provide excellent topographic detail. Digital topographic map programs, such as Delorme’s TopoUSA, enable you to review topo maps of the entire United States on your PC. Gathered while hiking with a GPS unit, the GPS data can also be downloaded into the software and used to plot your own hikes. ” In short, a topo indicates not only linear distance but elevation as well, using contour lines. Contour lines extend across the map like dozens of intricate spiderwebs. Each line represents a particular elevation, and at the base of each topo, a contour’s interval designation is given.

The UTM zone letter (S) refers to one of the 20 horizontal zones that span from 80 degrees south to 84 degrees north. The easting number (0766670 indicates in meters how far east or west a point is from the central meridian of the zone. Increasing easting coordinates on a topo map or on your GPS screen indicate that you are moving east; decreasing easting coordinates indicate you are moving west. The northing number (3727921) references in meters how far you are from the equator. Above and below the equator, increasing northing coordinates indicate you are traveling north; decreasing northing coordinates indicate you are traveling south.

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