Appalachian Trail Conservancy AppalachianTrail Guide Southwest Virginia
This book from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is the official guide to 168 miles of the Appalachian Trail from the New River at Pearisburg, Va., south to the Tennessee line near the town of Damascus.
Additional description is included in the book for the Iron Mountain Trail near the southern end
This guide is in a "unidirectional" format for trail-route descriptions (as opposed to separate sets of descriptions for each direction)
Includes natural- and cultural-history nuggets on the facing pages from the route details, and with illustrative photographs
Each section includes a locator map with major nearby highways and an elevation miniprofile for the route within that section
Includes five waterproof, tear-resistant topographic maps (on three sheets) that are scaled at 1:63,360 with 100-foot contour intervals and detailed elevation profiles