Hiking enthusiast and author Danny Bernstein will lead a four-mile hike along the Mingus Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Along the way, Bernstein will talk about the historic Mingus Mill, the Mingus family cemetery and a slave cemetery.
The hike is easy to moderate in difficulty, has a total elevation gain of 700 feet. Hikers will later visit the new Oconaluftee Visitor Center, featuring interactive exhibits that tell the cultural history of life in the Smokies. Friends of the Smokies members receive a 15-percent discount at the gift shop and book store
Meeting locations are specified upon registration. 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.