Into the Georgia Mountains

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Dahlonega and Young Harris, Georgia

Dahlonega and Young Harris, Georgia

Linda and I went into the Mountains of Georgia to share with students my enthusiasm for John Muir and his walk through the region in 1867. He went through Unicoi Gap, past Track Rock, Mt. Yonah, and Helen, Georgia. We went to North Georgia University to meet with a group of students and learned about their Appalacian Studies program. Afterwards, we went to a coffee shop with Rosann Kent, and students Jessica and Josh to talk about their plans and goals. We then drove to Young Harris, Georgia to meet with students on two occasions–a dinner around the table and then an evening program. We we delighted with the arrangements made in our behalf. It was gratifying seeing how these students were interested in learning about the wider world through off campus programs and international education. Many students had come from Atlanta to the mountains just to get closer to nature. Their outdoor recreation program had worked significantly to prepare them for the John Muir material; many had read Muir in preparation. Thomas Sterns was a wonderful host. It was a delight to see the energy and vibrancy of this two year college becoming a four year college. Lots of new construction, student enrollment growth and growth of faculty. All in all we had a delightful time in the mountains of Georgia. We also appreciated the night spent at Brasstown Valley Resort. The lodge was stunning and its views commanding.

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