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ISSO is sponsoring a trip to North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest and Mount Mitchell. The group will depart 8 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18, from the side entrance of the bookstore, bound for Sweet Peas Hostel in downtown Asheville. That afternoon, the group will travel along Blue Ridge Parkway to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, and enjoy breathtaking views and autumn fall leaves in full color. After the day's activities, participants will have dinner on their own.
Saturday, Oct. 19, the group will enjoy a trip to DuPont State Forest's waterfalls, including High Falls and Triple Falls. They'll also venture into Pisgah National Forest and the Cradle of Forestry, which is a historic site that commemorates the beginning of forest conservation in the U.S. After lunch, the group will explore the town of Brevard.
At 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, the group leaves Asheville bound for Atlanta, returning by mid afternoon.
The trip will include hiking and outdoor activity and is limited to the first 18 students who sign up. Cost is $75 per person and includes transportation, two night's lodging and a picnic lunch. A full kitchen is available in the hostel. Other meals and expenses up to participants. For more information or to sign up, email Peter May.