From the living sand dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan to the glacial lakes of the north to the rugged topography of the south, Indiana-famous for basketball and auto racing-has an often-overlooked trove of natural treasures waiting for the outdoor enthusiast. In Hiking Indiana, join award-winning outdoor editor and author Phil Bloom on more than 60 hikes, ranging from easy afternoon jaunts to multi-day backpack trips. Watch for whitetails or wild turkeys as you climb the steep hills of the Hoosier National Forest, find serenity deep in the thick pines of the Charles C. Deam Wilderness, or tackle the spiny ridges and deep ravines of the Knobstone Trail, a trail whose hikers fondly deem the Little Appalachian. With current, mile-by-mile trail descriptions, engaging black-and-white photographs, detailed maps, a wealth of information on ecology, geology, and state history, and useful hiking tips for the beginner and veteran alike, Hiking Indiana is the only reference you'll need for discovering the Hoosier State.
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