PAC’s third hike goes to Cedar Rock Mountain Oct. 19

Published 9:05 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

PAC hikers at the Oct. 5 hike on the Saluda Mountains Passage of the Palmetto Trail (in no particular order): Ann Hodge, Mark McCall, Carol McCall, Peggy Guy, Barbara Hall, Kathy Gross, Elizabeth Dicey, Juanita Bruce, Wayne Link, Melissa Link, Judith Royer, Marie King, Jackie Burke, Ken Weitzen, Mary Savard, and the dogs, Buck and Adel, rescues from Foothills Humane Society. (Not pictured: Rob Parsons and Alison Heston.) (photo by Pam Torlina)

Join the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) on Friday, Oct. 19, for a 3-mile, moderate hike at DuPont State Forest, the third hike of PAC’s Fall Hiking Series. PAC Land Protection Specialist, Pam Torlina, will lead the loop hike to Cedar Rock Mountain.
The hike begins with a steady ascent leading to a large granite dome with excellent views of the Pisgah Mountain Range to the west. Rising only 200’ feet above the surrounding plateau, Cedar Rock Mountain contains some of the most exposed granite anywhere in the region. After reentering the forest, the trail will parallel the Little River. The trail crosses Tom’s Creek and continues to parallel to the Little River for about a mile, before leading hikers back to the start.
If you are interested in attending the PAC hike to Cedar Rock Mountain, please contact the PAC office to sign up by phone at 828-859-5060 or e-mail,
Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water.  Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.  Hikers should be prepared to return to the area by 3 p.m., at the latest. In case of inclement weather, please contact the PAC office by 8:15 a.m. on the day of the hike to see if the hike will take place.
Hikers will be meeting at the Columbus Bi-Lo at 8:30 a.m. to start the approximate one-hour drive to the trailhead.
Visit or go to PAC’s Facebook page for information on upcoming hikes.  The next hike is scheduled for Nov. 2 to John Rock in Pisgah National Forest.
– article submitted by Pam Torlina

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