Hike and Shop in the Smokies – Dec. 6

MingusCreek-Slave cemetery

The picture is of a slave cemetery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Are you curious about it?

Come to a hike sponsored by Friends of the Smokies on Tuesday  December 6, 2011. This is an easy hike, suitable for almost everyone.

I’ll lead this 4-mile hike along the Mingus Creek Trail, interpreting the historic Mingus Mill, the Mingus family cemetery and a slave cemetery. The hike is easy to moderate in difficulty, and has a total elevation gain of 700 feet.

We’ll also visit the nearby Oconaluftee Visitor Center, featuring interactive exhibits that tell the cultural history of life in the Smokies.

The Great Smoky Mountains Association bookstore and shop within the Visitors Center features local foods, T-shirts, calendars and other fun gifts to help the Park and add a little Smoky Mountain cheer to holiday celebrations.  Friends of the Smokies members receive 15% off bookstore purchases with a valid membership card.

Yiou need to sign up, real quick. See the Friends’ events page.

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