Past Events – since 2013

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 December 2016

Tuesday December 6. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  to Grotto Falls. To sign up, see the events page at Friends of the Smokies  or 828-452-0720.

November 2016

Tuesday November 1. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  on Nolan Creek. To sign up, contact Anna at anna@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Wednesday November 9. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club.

Saturday November 26. Small business Saturday. Recommending books at Malaprops Bookstore. The event is 10am to 4pm. I’ll be there from 10 am to 11.

October 2016

Friday to Sunday, October 7 to 9Camping Con 2016: Outside Public History. A camping conference in Cades Cove.

At Malaprops
At Malaprops

Tuesday October 11. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  on Andrews Bald and the Appalachian Trail. To sign up, contact Anna at anna@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Sunday October 16. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail starting on Heintooga Road.

September 2016

Friday September 9. Signing books at Mast General Store in  Winston-Salem, 4 pm to 6 pm.

Saturday September 10. On a panel at Bookmarks in Winston-Salem

Tuesday September 13. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  to Mt. Cammerer. To sign up, contact Anna at anna@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Thursday September 15. Speaking at Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall at UNC-Asheville, 12:00 – 1:15.

Saturday September 17. Leading a hike for the Great Smoky Mountains Association on the Smokemont loop.

Tuesday September 27. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  on the Deep Creek and Indian Creek loop. To sign up, contact Anna at anna@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

August 2016

August 21. Signing books at Diamond Brand Outdoors, Downtown on Biltmore Ave. 4 pm to 6 pm.

August 23-24. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  to Le Conte Lodge. To sign up, contact Anna at anna@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

August 25. Happy anniversary to the National Park Service.

July 2016

Tuesday July 12. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  to Mt. Sterling. To sign up, contact Anna at anna@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

June 2016

Wednesday June 1. Speaking at the Sierra Club, Wenoca Chapter in Asheville at 7 pm.

Friday June 3. Speaking at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 6:30 pm.

Saturday June 4. National Trails Day at Waterrock Knob with Carolina Mountain Club and Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Tuesday June 7. Speaking at REI, Asheville at 7 pm with a fundraiser for Friends of the Smokies.

Thursday June 9. Speaking at Union Ave Books, Knoxville, 6 pm.

Friday June 10. Book signing at the Swain County Visitor Center and Heritage Museum, 11-2 pm.

Tuesday June 14. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies to Charlies Bunion. To sign up, go to hike.friendsofthesmokies.org or call Anna at 828-452-0720.

Thursday June 23. Speaking at Pomegranate Books, Wilmington, NC at 7 pm.

Saturday June 25. Speaking at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina, at 1 pm.

May 2016

Monday May 2. Speaking at the Oconee Hiking Club, Walhalla, SC.

Friday, May 6. Speaking at Burry Books, Hartsville, SC. at 6 pm.

Tuesday May 10. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  to Hyatt Ridge. To sign up, go to hike.friendsofthesmokies.org or call Anna at 828-452-0720.

Wednesday/Thursday May 18/19. Leading a hike and giving a talk at Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge.

Sunday May 22. Speaking at Chimney Rock State Park, 1-4 pm.

Monday May 23. Speaking at the Wonderland Book Club,  Raleigh, 7 – 9 pm.

April 2016

Friday April 8. Book launch of Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey through the National Parks of the South at Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville at 7 pm.

Sunday April 10. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club to Balsam Mountain Preserve. You must be a CMC member for this hike. Please join.

Tuesday April 12. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  to Porter Creek. To sign up, go to hike.friendsofthesmokies.org or  contact Anna Lee at 828-452-0720.

Friday April 22. Speaking at the Fontana Regional Library in Franklin, NC at 10 am.

Friday April 22. Guest speaker at the Tennessee Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club in Kingsport, TN at 6 pm.

Saturday April 23. Speaking at the Carolina Mountain Club Spring Social. Sign up for this great barbecue and program.

Wednesday April 27. Speaking at St. Peters Catholic Church, Charlotte at 6:30 pm.

Thursday April 28. Speaking at Jesse Brown’s Outdoors at 6 pm in Charlotte

Friday April 29. Speaking at Main St. Books at 12 pm in Davidson

Saturday April 30. Speaking at the Friends of the Smokies Spring Social at the Swag.

March 2016

Tuesday March 8. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on the Little Cataloochee Trail. To sign up, see hike.friendsofthesmokies.org  or 828-452-0720.

Tuesday March 15Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey through the National Parks of the South available online.

Sunday March 20. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club to Sassafras Mountain on the Foothills Trail.

February 2016

Saturday February 6. Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail meeting at Elon University.

Thursday February 18. Speaking at REI-Asheville on hiking in the Smokies with Friends of the Smokies at 7 pm.

2015

February 2015

Thursday February 5. Speaking at the Rotary Club in Marion.

Saturday February 7. At the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Annual meeting, Elon University

March 2015

Tuesday March 3. Speaking at Medea’s Expresso and Juice Bar at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. It’s on Introduction to Hiking.

Sunday March 8. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Tuesday March 10. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on Smokemont Loop. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Wednesday March 25. Diamond Brand Outdoor Book Fest. 6 pm to 7 pm. Come and meet favorite outdoor writers.

 April 2015

Tuesday April 14. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies in Cataloochee. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Thursday April 23.  5 pm to 7 pm. On a panel about the Smokies 900m at the Wild Flower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, TN.

May 2015

Tuesday May 12. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on the Road to Nowhere. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

June 2015

Tuesday June 9. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on Hemphill Bald. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

July 2015

Sunday June 28 to Thursday July 2. Leading hikes for Family Nature Summits.

Monday/Tuesday July 19/20. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies Mount Le Conte. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Wednesday July 29. Speaking at the Pack Square Library, 67 Haywood St. on Hungry For History: The History of the Mountains to the Sea Trail.

September 2015

Tuesday September 8. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on the Boogerman Trail. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at annalee@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Saturday September 19. Leading a hike for Great Smoky Mountains Association at their membership weekend.

October 2015

Tuesday October 13. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  from Purchase Knob. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at annalee@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Friday October 23. Giving a talk about  Hiking the MST at OLLIE at the Reuters Center at UNC-Asheville.

Saturday October 24. Speaking about Friends of the MST at the Warrior hike fundraiser. See their website. Come on out for beer, barbequeue, band and to meet fellow hikers.

November 2015

Tuesday November 9. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  to Chimney Tops Trail – and maybe a surprise. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at annalee@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Friday-Sunday November 20-22. North Carolina Writers Network Conference. I’m giving a workshop on “Guiding Others through places you love” on Sunday Nov. 22 at 11 am.

December 2015

Tuesday December 8. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies  to three waterfalls at Deep Creek. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at annalee@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

2014

December 2014

Tuesday December 9. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on Kephart Prong. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Saturday December 27. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club at Dupont State Forest.

November 2014

Tuesday November 11. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies in Deep Creek. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

 October 2014

Thursday October 9. Speaking at the annual meeting of High Country Hikers, Hendersonville, NC.

Tuesday October 14. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on the Pretty Hollow Trail. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Sunday October 19, 3 pm. Reading at Writers at Home, Malaprops Bookstore,  Asheville.

September 2014

Tuesday September 8. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and Andrews Bald. To sign up, contact Anna Lee at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

August 2014

Tuesday August 12. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies to Charlies Bunyon. To sign up, contact the Brent at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Tuesday August 19. Leading a hike for Great Smoky Mountains Association to Bone Valley. It’s going to be a long one.

Sunday September 21. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club to Hemphill Bald.

July 2014

Tuesday July 8-9. An overnight at Buckspring Lodge in the Greenbriar area for Friends of the Smokies to Ramsay Cascades. To sign up, contact Brent at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

May 2014

Tuesday May 13. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies to Ramsay Cascades. To sign up, contact the Brent at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

April 2014

Tuesday April 8. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies to Newton Bald. To sign up, contact the Brent at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Sunday April 27. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club in Highlands, NC.

March 2014

Tuesday, March 11. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on the Little Cataloochee Trail. To sign up, contact the intern at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Saturday March 15. Speaking at the Dahlonega Trailfest in Dahlonega, GA at 2 pm.

Saturday March 29. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club on Porter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

February 2014

Saturday February 1. Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail Annual meeting. I’ll have a booth selling my book, The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina with a hefty portion going to the Friends group.

2013

December 2013

Monday December 2 – 7 pm. Speaking at REI Asheville about Le Chemin de St. Jacques, my 440 mile hike through France. The talk is free but you must register with REI.

Wednesday December 4. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club in Montreat. See the CMC website for all details.

Tuesday, December 17. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on the Sugarlands Trail. To sign up, contact the intern at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

November 2013

Thursday November 7 – 4 pm. Speaking at the Etowah branch of the Hendersonville Library about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail across North Carolina. 245 Brickyard Road. Etowah. 828-891-6577

Tuesday, November 19. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies on the Boogerman Trail. To sign up, contact the intern at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Sunday, November 24. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club to Dupont State Forest. See the CMC website for all details.

September 2013

Do you see a space here? There’s a good reason.

October 2013

Thursday October 17. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies to Chasteen Creek to celebrate the park’s reopening.

August 2013

Friday, August 2, 10 am – 12 pm. Ducks Cottage, 1240 Duck Rd, Duck, 252-261-5510.

Friday August 2, 5 pm – 8 pm. Downtown Books, 105 Sir Walter Raleigh St. Manteo. 252-473-1056

Saturday August 3, 11 am – 2 pm. Page after Page bookstore, 111 South Water St. Elizabeth City 252-335-PAGE(7243).

Wednesday, August 7, 3 pm – 6 pm. Island Books, 1170 Duck Road, Duck,  252.261.8981 Duck.

Tuesday, August 20. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies to Mt. Sterling. To sign up, contact Keith at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

July 2013

Tuesday July 16. Leading a hike for Friends of the Smokies from Newfound Gap to Kephart Prong. To sign up, contact Keith at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720.

Monday July 22, 8 pm. Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial Conference at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee.

June 2013

Saturday June 1, 3 pm. Blue Ridge Books 152 S. Main St. Waynesville. 828-456-6000.

Thursday June 6, 7 pm. REI Asheville, 31 Schenck Parkway Asheville, 828-687-0918.

Friday June 7, 3 pm. Rutherford County Library 150 Bill’s Creek Road Lake Lure, 828-625-0456

June 18, June 19 – Overnight trip to Fontana Village, sponsored by Friends of the Smokies.

May, 2013

Saturday May 4. Mountains-to-Sea Trail Day in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. – Oconaluftee Visitor Center. I’ll lead a short hike from 10 am-12 pm. At 1 pm, I’ll be on the porch doing a book reading and answering questions about the MST.

Wednesday May 8, 7 pm. REI Raleigh, 4291 The Circle at North Hills Raleigh, 919-571-5031

Thursday May 9, 4 pm. Lenoir County Visitor Center, 101 East New Bern Road, Kinston, 252-522-0004

Saturday May 11, 11 am to 1 pm. Tryon Palace, New Bern.

Tuesday May 14, 6:30 pm. Carteret County Wildlife Club, Moorehead City. Talk followed by pot luck supper.

Sunday May 19. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Monday May 20, 7 pm. Elkin Valley Trails Association talk. Elkin Public Library 111N. Front St. Elkin. 336-835-5586.

April, 2013

Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm. Quail Ridge Books 3522 Wade Ave. Raleigh, 919-828-1588. Book launch in the Triangle Area.

Sunday, April 7, 2 pm. Rockworth Studios, Glencoe Mill Village 2440 Glencoe St. Burlington

Wednesday, April 10, 10:30 am. Givens Estate 2360 Sweeten Creek Road Asheville 28803 828-271-6937

Wednesday, April 10, 6 pm. Eat your Words at Ave M Restaurant. Eat and join in the discussion of The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina.

Saturday April 13, 10:30 am. North County Regional Library, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, 16500 Holly Cress Lane Blvd, Huntersville, 704-416-6000, ext. 4.

Saturday, April 13, 2:00 pm. Morrison Regional Library, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, 704-416-5431

Tuesday, April 16. Leading a hike to Hyatt Ridge for Friends of the Smokies. To sign up, contact Keith at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720

Wednesday April 17, 4 pm. Fountainhead Bookstore, 408 N Main  St., Hendersonville 828-697-1870.

Wednesday April 24, 6 pm. Green Drinks at Olive or Twist, Restaurant and Bar 81 Broadway Street Asheville.

Friday April 26 6 pm. Accent on Books 854 Merrimon Ave Asheville 828-252-6255

March 2013

Tuesday March 5, 6 pm. Diamond Brand Outdoors, 2623 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, 828-684-6262. Book launch for The Mountains-to-Sea Trail Across North Carolina. Food and festivities.

Tuesday March 19. Leading a hike at Deep Creek for Friends of the Smokies. To sign up, contact Keith at outreach.nc@friendsofthesmokies.org or 828-452-0720

Thursday March 21, 6:30 pm. Jesse Brown’s Outdoors, Sharon Corners 4732 Sharon Road – Suite 2M, Charlotte, 704-556-0020.

Friday March 22, 7 pm. Malaprops Bookstore 55 Haywood St., Asheville, 828-254-6734.

Friday March 29, 6:30 pm. City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St. Sylva, 828-586-9499

Saturday March 30, 10 am. Books Unlimited 60 E. Main St.
Franklin, NC 828-369-7942. One of many events for Appalachian Trail April’s Fool Trail Days.

February 2013

Tuesday February 19, 4 pm. Participating in Hiking in the Smokies 101. Presented by Friends of the Smokies at Blue Ridge Books 152 S. Main St. Waynesville 456-6000.

Sunday, February 24. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club in Dupont State Forest.

Wednesday, February 27. Leading a hike for Carolina Mountain Club on Kitsuma Peak.

Thursday February 28, 6:30 pm. Participating in Hiking in the Smokies 101. Presented by Friends of the Smokies at REI 31 Schenck Parkway, Asheville 828-687-0918.