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Mission:
To instill an abiding love and respect for the plants, animals, land & waters of our southern Appalachian mountains, deep in the heart of every human. 

THE HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE BARTRAM RECREATIONAL TRAIL IN GEORGIA & NORTH CAROLINA

Brent Martin’s new guide to the GA/NC Bartram Trail is now available. This is the only complete guide book covering the entire Blue Ridge Bartram Trail. Order your's today for $24.95 shipping. Is included in this price in continental US.

THIS IS SPARKLEHORSE Released October 15 2022

Boho Films in England release a film tribute to Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous, written & narrated by Angela-Faye Martin.

Poet and conservation leader Brent Martin explores the locations Masa visited, using first-person narratives to contrast, lament, and exalt the condition of the landscape the photographer so loved and worked to interpret and protect.

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SERVICES

SERVICES

RIVER KAYAKING TRIPS

Email us your availability and list your interests for us and let us tailor a trip down the Little Tennessee River that caters to your unique preferences. We offer endless opportunties to expand your knowledge of the riverine wilds of southern Appalachia for groups, couples and individuals. 

HALF-DAY KAYAKING TRIPS (includes guides, boats, safety equipment, portage/shuttle)

  • 1-4 people $350

  • 4-8 $425

  • 8-10 $550

FULL-DAY KAYAKING TRIPS​

  • 1-4 people $450

  • 4-8 $600

  • 8-10 $750

EMAIL US FOR SPECIAL GROUP RATES

HIKES

We tailor walks and hikes to your specific interests, including birds, botanicals or the fascinating cultural history in our wild mountains. Email us to book your uniquely designed trip today.​

Full day rates begin at $150 per person 

Email us to discuss group rates based on mileage & availability.

ART & PHENOLOGY

We offer backyard phenology workshops and art and literature sessions and excursions. Email us to book your individual or group class today. 

We also conduct corporate retreat outings and nature, literature and art workshops.

ALARKA INSTITUTE

A collection of passions for our southern Appalachians

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ANNIVERSARY album cover

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brent's books

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Brent Martin, author, Executive Director, Blueridge Bartram Trail Conservancy

Brent Martin, author, Executive Director, Blueridge Bartram Trail Conservancy

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CONTACT

contact:

Alarka Expeditions, LLC

51 Cowee School Dr.

Franklin, NC 28734

Phone:

828-371-8439

Email: alarkaexpeditions@gmail (dot) com

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