Pegram Featured On Blue Ridge Parkway Anniversary Program
Tim Pegram (’75), former parkway ranger and the author of “The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot: A Park Ranger’s Memoir,” was a featured guest recently on WUNC 91.5′s program, ”The State of Things.”
“The Blue Ridge Parkway at 75″ explores the legacy of this national treasure as the Parkway celebrates its 75th anniversary.
A ribbon of highway that threads through the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, the Parkway offers access to beautiful scenery and is beloved by many travelers, making it the National Park Service’s most visited site.
After graduating from NC State in what was then the School of Forest Resources (now Natural Resources), Pegram embarked on a rewarding career as a parkway ranger. Upon his retirement, Tim decided there was still more to learn about the Parkway so he tackled a challenge no one else had. He walked the length of the Parkway - all 469 miles.
As a natural storyteller, Pegram was unable to keep his experiences to himself, so for his next challenge he wrote and published his memoir – “The Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot: A Park Ranger’s Memoir.”
You can hear some of Pegram’s stories and learn more about the Parkway’s legacy from Pegram and fellow guest, Neva Specht, by listening to ”The Blue Ridge Parkway at 75″ program on the WUNC 91.5 website.
Pegram’s book is available in bookstores, online and from the The Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.