9/17: Mt. Hardy – Wolf Mountain Day Hike

Join MountainTrue, the Asheville History Center and NC Botanical Society founder Dan Pittillo on this day hike along the Bartram Trail to discover the natural world as William Bartram might have done: through identification of plants and observation. You’ll learn more about Bartram himself and the impact of early Naturalists on contemporary ecology. The trip departs from Asheville History Center, 283 Victoria Road at 9 a.m. and will return at 5 p.m.

$35 members; $50 non-members – Transportation, snacks and water provided; participants should pack a lunch.

Reservations are required. To save your spot, email smh@wnchistory.org or call 828-253-9231.

*Please note: Moderate walking of one mile or less on uneven surfaces is a requirement of this trip.


Western North Carolina is blessed with more than 1.5 million acres of public land, including Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and several state-owned parks, forests and natural areas. These public lands support the headwaters of our rivers, beautiful mountain vistas, one of the most diverse temperate forests on the planet, and a thriving economy in tourism, crafts and recreation.
During its 30-year history, WNCA (now MountainTrue) has twice prevented logging in the Asheville Watershed, first in 1990 and again in 2004. Eventually the City of Asheville placed a conservation easement over 17,356 acres of the watershed.