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Ghost Town Hike to Runnion

November 09 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies for a walk back 100 years into history to visit the ruins of the once-thriving logging mill town of Runnion, where 1500 people worked to mill, process and ship the timber wealth of Madison County. We will be accompanied by local historian Taylor Barnhill, as we walk past waterfalls and beautiful scenery along the French Broad and Laurel Rivers. We’ll provide snacks and a picnic lunch.

The hike is about 6 miles round-trip and is flat, not hilly. We will be leaving campus at 9:00 am and returning in the late afternoon. No experience is necessary, but good walking/hiking shoes are needed. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and ask us.

The trip is free of cost and includes transportation and food. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Please sign up before Friday Oct. 25, 2019 by emailing Leila Weinstein, Appalachian Studies Program Coordinator: Lweinstein@mhu.edu

Open to Mars Hill University students only. REGISTRATION CLOSES Friday OCT. 25, 2019.


November 09
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies
147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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