State Hiking Series Each guide includes:- Hikes suited to every ability- Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails - Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues- Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates- Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for each hike- Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, great views, or wildlife viewing- Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, restaurants and accommodations, canine compatibility, and more- Zero-impact and wilderness safety tips and techniques *** This second edition of Hiking Indiana adds several new trails to the choice selection in this guide. It points readers to the often-overlooked trove of natural treasures across the Hoosier State, from the living sand dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan to the glacial lakes of the northeast to the rugged topography of the southern hill country.
Phil Bloom is a lifelong resident of Indiana. He joined the Indiana Department of Natural Resources as communications director in 2007 after a decades-long newspaper career, much of this as an award-winning outdoors editor at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. He is also the former president of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.