PAC’s second hike rescheduled

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) hike to Cedar Rock Mountain at DuPont State Forest is rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 14. Join PAC for an approximately three-mile, moderate, loop hike led by PAC board member, Liz Dicey.

The hike will begin 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 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,

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Hikers are asked to meet at the Columbus Bi-Lo at 8:30 a.m. to check in, arrange carpooling, and then start the approximately one-hour drive to the trailhead. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the mid-afternoon.

For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. 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.

In case of inclement weather, please contact the PAC office by 8:15 on the day of the hike, check the PAC website,, and/or the PAC Facebook page,, to see if the hike will take place.

If you cannot make this hike but would like to attend future hikes, please visit PACs website,, or go to PACs Facebook page,, for information on upcoming hikes.

The next hike takes place on Oct. 21, and heads to Lookout Rock in the Montreat Wilderness Area.

– article submitted by Pam Torlina