May 26th, 2008 by NC BTS
The exhibit Bartram’s Journey: The 1775 Journey of William Bartram to Western North Carolina is on display through the end of August, 2008 on the ground floor of Hunter Library on the campus of Western Carolina University.
For more information, call committee chairwoman Alessia Zanin-Yost at (828) 227-3398. Also, read about the exhibit in the Macon County News.
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May 20th, 2008 by NC BTS
Mark the date: You’re cordially invited to join the NC Bartram Trail Society from 12 to 5 pm on Saturday, May 31, in Frankin, NC, to celebrate the historic trek made by naturalist William Bartram across the Nantahalas in the year 1775. Contemporary local writer and naturalist, George Ellison, will join us for a brief reading, picnic, and afternoon hike along the Nantahalas’ Wayah Crest.
We will meet at the Arrowwood Picnic Area across from the L.B.J. Job Corps on Wayah Road. Click here for a google map of the site.
Bring a picnic lunch–and, if you like, bring an eighteenth-century food that Bartram may have enjoyed to share with the group. After lunch, we will drive up to Wayah Bald and break into hiking groups. Families with young children and others who wish to take it easy can join Dan Pittillo for a short hike along the AT-BT to Winespring Bald, while those up for a challenge can enjoy a trek down the west side of the crest to Sawmill Gap.
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