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Bartram Day Celebration – May 31, 2008

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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