Friday, October 29, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway closes Mt. Pisgah Trail - again

For the third time in the last couple of months, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the US Forest Service will implement a limited closure of the Mount Pisgah Trail located at Milepost 407.6.

The television broadcasting tower located at the top of Mount Pisgah is scheduled to undergo painting, which will require closure of the top of the mountain while the painting is being conducted. In addition to the top one-quarter of the trail, the viewing platform and the immediate area around the television tower will be closed; however, the trailhead and parking area will remain open, as will the bottom half of the trail. Hikers will be able to walk within a quarter mile of the top but will not be allowed to progress further. The closure will begin on today, October 29, 2010, and conclude on Sunday, October 31, 2010.

Blue Ridge Parkway management regrets the inconvenience this closure may cause our visitors.


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