Southern Appalachian Studies
Life on Mt. LeConte: Four Years as an Ambassador at the Top of Tennessee
Monday, May 21, 2018, 7 p.m.
Sharon Lawson Room
Nathan Kirkham, adventurer and former assistant site manager of LeConte Lodge, presents the history of the famous Lodge and how it helped ensure the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He will also introduce you to a variety of colorful characters who have graced Mt. LeConte over the decades.
Kirkham has made 76 hikes up and down the five trails that scale the 3,593 ft. mountain. Most of those hikes were nontraditional work commutes between 2010 and 2014. The bears, llamas, backpacks, cathead biscuits, and a wonderful collection of people who brave Mt. LeConte paint a vivid portrait of this period in his life.
Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call 982-0981 or visit the library website.