Saturday, June 10 — Durham Mine Trails, 9-10 miles, moderate. The Durham Mine Trails are a brand-new set of trails on Lookout Mountain that opened to the public free of charge in March 2023. This network was purchased and developed by Lula Lake Land Trust and is just several miles south of Lula Lake. Durham used to be a very large mining community that shut down in 1924. Since then, “the land has healed from its previous use and now boasts a flourishing ecosystem…home to a healthy population of flora and fauna—Pink Lady Slippers, wild turkeys, and Pileated Woodpeckers are often seen frequently in the spring.” (https://www.lulalake.org/durham-trails.html) For carpooling or caravanning, meet at 7:30 am ET at Food City in St. Elmo, in the parking area to the left of its gas station. https://bit.ly/3C3Um9L Please register with hike leader Betsy Darken, (423) 718-2060. Carpool cost/person: $2.
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