Thursday, January 24, 2008

Was Ranger, Is Hiker

The Times-News from Hendersonville, NC has a 23 January 2008 article by Beth Beasley titled "Walking the Parkway; Tim Pegram may be the first person to walk the entire Blue Ridge Parkway." She talks about Pegram's 41 day hike in the early Fall of 2003, after retiring from the National Park Service. He wrote a book about rangering on the Parkway and about walking it: "The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot: A Park Ranger's Memoir."

The occasion for the article was his talk about the book at Main Library in Hendersonville on 29 January.
"His plans to complete a through hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2008 don't include the same kind of book. Instead, Pegram wants to develop ideas for an illustrated book of poems."

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