Historic Mt. Mitchell Hike


Historic Mt. Mitchell Hike

Set for Saturday July 14

North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association is sponsoring a historic Mt. Mitchell hike on Saturday, July 14. The hike begins at Steppes Gap by the Park Ranger office along the road to the summit and follows the old logging railroad grade established nearly a century ago for four miles to Ogle Gap and then down to the Cattail Creek Community.

Hikers should meet at the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 for public transportation (fee required) to the State Park. The hike is estimated to take about six hours and is predominately level or downhill.

Brats, veggie burgers and beverages will be served afterwards at the Weller Cabin near the Community Hall along Cattail Creek, but hikers should take snacks and plenty of water. Public transportation will return the group to the Town Square.

More information may be had by calling hike leader Dennis Smith at 675-9459 or 284-4000 or Worth Weller at 682-5099 or by going to www.nchighpeaks.org. The group may also be followed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ncHighPeaks