Isom Mine Hike- Saturday, June 15

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The historic Isom Mine under Celo Knob will be the destination of a NC High Peaks Trail Association hike set for Saturday, June 15. This is a nine mile loop hike that starts and ends at the Weller Cabin on Cattail Creek Rd. near Pensacola. Hikers can expect a 2000 foot elevation gain over single track trail and old logging roads over the first three miles, spectacular views from the mica mine, followed by a gentle descent along an old railroad grade for the return trip.
Hikers can meet at the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 for car pooling or at the Weller Cabin, 2170 Cattail Creek Rd., at 8:45. Pack lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. This is a dog friendly hike.
For more information about this historic hike through the heart of the Blue Ridge rhododendron and flame azalea back country, contact Worth or Susan Weller, 682-5099 or visit the association’s web page at nchighpeaks.org. You may also follow the group on Facebook.