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Exploring North Carolina's Lookout Towers: A Guide to Hikes and Vistas with Author Peter Barr

Thursday, May 6th, 6:30 p.m. outside the Macon County Public Library in the picnic pavilion next to Macon Early College- Exploring North Carolina's Lookout Towers: A Guide to Hikes and Vistas with Author Peter Barr

Join us for a presentation by the author and a chance to purchase your own copy of his updated book on NC's lookout towers.

Please call, email or visit Kristina Moe at the library to register- 828-524-3600,

Masks are still required: According to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, face coverings are also required in public outdoor settings if individuals are unable to maintain six feet of social distance with non-household members. 

In the 1920s and 1930s, forestry organizations built dozens of lookout structures in Western North Carolina as the backbone of a firefighting system. Many of these lookouts survive in North Carolina today— they represent some of the best destinations for hikers who want to see the incredible vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Part hiking guide and part photography collection, this book contains wonderful stories about the history and folklore of the lookouts and their fire lookout inhabitants, a detailed guide of hikes to each, and details about the views at the top—all provided by a local, long-term land preservationist and lookout fanatic, Peter J. Barr. Barr’s text is augmented by the amazing full-color photographs of well-known nature photographer Kevin Adams (North Carolina Waterfalls).
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:30pm
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Macon County Public Library

149 Siler Farm Road
Franklin NC

Telephone: 828-524-3600