Date: Monday September 25 , 2017
Time: 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Category: Featured Events
Cost: $20 general, FREE for Sierra Club and Bridge Club

John Muir, the prominent naturalist, once described Grandfather as the “face of all heaven come to Earth” when he visited the area in 1898. Fuel your own passion for the outdoors by exploring the adventures of area author Leigh Ann Henion.

Henion is the New York Times bestselling author of “Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World.” The book is about how she chased eclipses, migrations and other natural phenomena around the globe to reawaken her sense of wonder. “Phenomenal” was named an editor’s pick by O: The Oprah Magazine, Backpacker and Barnes & Noble Review. Elizabeth Gilbert called it a “gorgeously written and deeply thoughtful memoir.”

Local author Chris Highland, whose books include “Meditations of John Muir,” will deliver a short presentation of his writing prior to the main speaker. Highland writes a weekly “Highland Views” column for the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Cost is $20 and free for Sierra Club and Bridge Club members. This event is limited to 100 guests, so registration is required by emailing judi@grandfather.com or calling (828) 733-2013.


Location: Grandfather Mountain
Address: 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646