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Listening to the Land: With Rapture and Astonishment Photography Reception

Macon County Public Library 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, NC

Photos from the Bartram Trail are on display in the library this winter; tonight we'll celebrate and learn more about their work. Listening to the Land: is a nine-month community celebration of the Bartram Trail, launching with the project-shaping photography exhibition With Rapture & Astonishment that highlights how eleven photographers inspired by William Bartram reimagined […]

February 11th, 2023: Second Saturday Workday

Location and more details TBD, but likely this workday will take place on a Georgia section of the Bartram Trail. Check the weather and dress in layers, as our winter weather tends to be a little less predictable at times. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need […]

February 17th, 2023: Third Friday Workday

Location and more details to follow. We will likely focus this workday on a North Carolina section of the Bartram Trail. Please bring work gloves, good boots, plenty of water, lunch, any meds you might need and esprit de corps. If you’re new to trail maintenance or just want to learn more, you can find […]

February 21st, 2023: The Forest That Was – A Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Hike

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 5410 Joyce Kilmer Rd, Robbinsville, NC

We've been wanting to mix things up a bit and this one still resonates with our inner-Bartram, as this is a special place in Western North Carolina, representing what the forests here would have looked like to William as he explored the area. He may have even made it to this area had it not […]

February 24th, 2023 Walking With Bartram Section 5 – Jones Gap to Hale Ridge Road

Hale Ridge Road

Join us for this Walking With Bartram section hike from Jones Gap to Hale Ridge Road. This is section 5, in North Carolina, of the Bartram Trail and does have quite a bit of elevation change over the 10.8 miles of trail. That said, this is a spectacular section with views from Jones Gap, Scaly […]

February 28th, 2023: Trailhead Tuesday

First United Methodist Church 66 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC

This is a program for those looking to get involved but with limited time. We will meet in the early afternoon to divide and conquer some minor clean up and trail head maintenance. We’re looking for folks to visit a set of selected trail heads to re-stock Bartram Trail information cards, complete a trail head […]

Listening to the Land : Contemplative Photography Awe Walk

Macon County Public Library 149 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, NC

Many of us yearn to create photographs full of feeling and emotion. Contemplative photography offers us a path. By learning to listen to the land and centering our practice in humility and wonder, we deepen our connection with the natural world and our photographs come alive with meaning and beauty. This one-hour awe walk* will […]