Brent Martin

Author Articles

Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Walking North Carolina’s Bartram Trail

It’s thirty-five degrees outside according to the car thermometer, here where the Bartram Trail crosses the North...

The Other John Muir Trail

In September 1867, two years after the end of the Civil War, a wild-eyed 29-year-old man left Louisville, Kentucky on foot with little money,...

At Three Forks: A Journey Deep into the Smokies to Celebrate the Park Centennial

Hikers journey into the deepest and most remote section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to celebrate the park centennial.

A Forest for Everyone

We all care about this landscape, and its future. And if you care about the future of the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest, regardless of your interest, now is the time to learn more and get involved.

Five Places That Need Permanent Protection in the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan

According to Brent Martin of the Wilderness Society these 5 areas within the Pisgah-Nantahala National Forests should be set aside and protected forever. What you do think?

Wilderness Seeker Wanders Into One of the Few Remaining Dark Spots on the Map

There is a storm brewing along the spine of the Snowbird Mountains. Dark purple skies are rolling about us here at 5,000 feet.