Outings included in the series are:
- Friday, Aug. 7. Alarka Laurel: A Deep Map of a Wild Place. The excursion includes 6 miles of moderately difficult hiking through dynamic high-elevation spruce bog in the Cowee Range.
- Tuesday, Aug. 11. Power of Place. Poet and author Brent Martin will lead this workshop exploring how to make time at home more meaningful and life-enhancing, including readings and field exercises in Cowee Valley totaling 2-3 miles of easy walking
- Saturday, Aug. 22. A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia: Readings and Explorations. The group will meet outside and explore the wilds with a collection of poetry, prose and art celebrating the Southern Appalachians in hand. The workshop will be held in Cowee Valley with very little walking, mostly observation.
- Sept. 1. Five Miles of Silence. The group will embark on a moderately difficult hike on the Bartram Trail in Macon County, completing the miles in utter silence with scheduled breaks for observation and a chance to compare notes at the end of the day.
For more information or to register, visit www.alarkaexpeditions.com.