Life on the Appalachian Trail: A Stephenson Center for Appalachia Lecture

November 01, 2017

Have you ever thought about hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Byron Browne, a photographer and teacher based in Asheville, North Carolina, is one of the few who has successfully completed a “thru-hike” of the AT.

Browne will be speaking about his Appalachian Trail project titled Ghost Smoke Slowly Rises—Life on the Appalachian Trail as part of the Stephenson Center for Appalachia lecture series on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m in the Lees-McRae Cannon Student Center’s Evans Auditorium. Browne's exhibition will be open in the King-Shivell Gallery from Nov. 9–Dec. 1.

Through photography and writing, Browne catalogued the joys and struggles of living day-to-day in the woods over the course of his hike from Georgia to Maine.

His lecture will provide an opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions about living as a thru-hiker and artist on the trail.

Stephenson Center lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact King-Shivell Gallery Director, Michael Iauch, at

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