Friday, May 16, 2014
Little Cedar Mountain and Dunlap Coke Ovens
Lora and I headed out for Little Cedar Mountain to do some hiking. We had heard about it from Tony who had done trail work on it. There is four miles of trail according to their map which if you do the pond trail you get five as an out and back. The trails of course are in great condition after just being worked on. The trails take you through good rock formations, good views, and along the lake. Great hike.
After the hike we checked out Marion County Park on the lake and then went to see the Nickajack Dam where we got to watch a tug boat change out barges.
From there we stopped in Dunlap on the way home to see the Coke Ovens. The museum was not open, but since they were working on the grounds, they let us in. Really nice people. The park is run on donations only and staffed by volunteers. We enjoyed the museum and then walked around the grounds seeing the ovens. We want to go back and do some more exploring in the area to see more of the historic sites up the side of the mountain.