Hiking enthusiast and local author Danny Bernstein will lead a four-mile hike along the Mingus Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains in next month.
Along the way Bernstein will discuss the historic Mingus Mill, the Mingus family cemetery and a slave cemetery.
The hike is considered to easy to moderate in difficulty, and has a total elevation gain of 700 feet. Hikers should come prepared with food, water and appropriate hiking gear for the all day excursion.
Hikers will also visit the new Oconaluftee Visitor Center, featuring interactive exhibits that tell the cultural history of life in the Smokies.
The guided hike will take place on Tuesday, December 6th. A donation of $25 to go to the Friends’ Smokies Trails Forever program is requested, and includes a complimentary membership to Friends of the Smokies. There is no cost to current Friends of the Smokies members. For more information, please click here.