The Hermit on Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain in the North Carolina Alleghany Mountains

Bald Mountain. Letters from the Alleghany Mountains by Charles Lanman (1849).

“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…

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