Kyle Napier, Southeastern Regional Nature Preserve manager, led eight men and women to Bad Branch Falls recently as part of the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival Committee’s ‘Making Tracks’ events. A hike to Raven Rock is scheduled for August 2.
On August 2, the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival Committee will ‘make tracks’ with a hike to Raven Rock, located at Pound Gap near Jenkins, the dividing line between Letcher County and Wise County, Virginia. ‘Picket Rock,’ as it was known during the Civil War, was used by Confederate pickets to look out for federal troops.The hike will begin at 10 a.m. Call 633-9644 for more information.
Hikers who made the trip to Bad Branch Falls included Linda Clark, Chesley Gilliam, Lee Anna Mullins, Gary Mullins,and Rhonda Cromer, all of Whitesburg; Connie Fields of Hazard, and Tom and Rita Hamlin of Cumberland.