The Hermit on Bald Mountain
Bald Mountain. Letters from the Alleghany Mountains by Charles Lanman (1849).
David Greer, the Mountain Hermit
“I now write from a log cabin on the Catawba River, and in one of its most beautiful valleys. My ride from Asheville to Burnsville, a distance of over forty miles, was unattended by a single interesting incident, and afforded only one mountain prospect that caused me to rein in my…