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Author Peter Barr to Give Virtual Presentation for Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Author Peter Barr to Give Virtual Presentation for Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Sep 15, 2021 | Library , Patrick Beaver Memorial

Join us at the library or from your home via Zoom on Tuesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. for an interactive virtual presentation featuring Peter Barr, author, conservationist, and avid hiker. Barr will discuss his latest book, "Exploring North Carolina’s Lookout Towers: A Guide to Hikes and Vistas," as well as his work restoring historic fire lookout towers.

Peter Barr is the author of "Exploring North Carolina’s Lookout Towers." Over the past 14 years, Barr has worked to restore and preserve historic fire lookout towers in western NC. He founded the North Carolina chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association. To date, he has either lobbied for or coordinated the restoration of ten historic lookout towers in WNC. Professionally, Peter is a two-time national award-winning trail designer and builder. Through his role as Trails Director at regional land trust Conserving Carolina, Barr has led the development of the Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail. When not working to protect land, save trails, and restore fire towers, Peter is an accomplished hiker and peakbagger, having traversed all 900 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, reached the highest point in 41 U.S. states and all 100 North Carolina counties, and climbed the Adirondack 46ers, New England Highest Hundred, all summits (790) above 4,000 feet in elevation in the eastern United States, and more than 2,000 ranked peaks nationwide as well as having completed a thru-hike of the 2,181-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

Advance registration is required for this program. To register, call 828-304-0500 or sign up online at For more information, call 828-304-0500. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block. All library programs are free and open to the public.

*photo provided by presenter.

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