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The historic cabins at Flagg Mountain in Weogufka will be closed for the remainder of September while progress is being made by Central Alabama Electric Cooperative to run power lines underground to the area. File photo by Christa Jennings
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The cabins at Flagg Mountain in Weogufka will be closed for the remainder of the month while progress is being made on the mountain.
The cabins temporarily closed September 5 and will remain closed through September 30. During this time caretakers will not be able to make reservations for cabins or for overnight guests.
The gate to the cabin area will also be closed during this time until further notice. However, the new tower parking lot will still be open.
Central Alabama Electric Cooperative contractors will be steadily working on placing power lines for the cabin area underground as part of an ongoing and long-term project for Flagg Mountain. However, the significant power upgrades and line movement taking place this month could also be a safety concern, which called for the closing of the cabins until this portion of the project is complete.
Additionally, in other news regarding Flagg Mountain, the Alabama Hiking Trail Society is now looking for a new on-site caretaker for the mountain starting in October. This individual would be a volunteer who would live full time on the mountain and assist with greeting visitors, aiding hikers, doing daily maintenance, and more.
Anyone interested in serving in this position is asked to contact the Alabama Hiking Trail Society through the Friends of Flagg Facebook page.
Those interested can also follow that Facebook page for updates on progress being made at Flagg Mountain and when the cabins are open again.