Month: December 2017

Dec. 30, 2017

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Sam and I headed to the North Carolina Zoo.

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Cougar

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Flamingo

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Lion roars (or yawns)

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Burrowing Owl

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Dec. 29, 2017

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Today was the planned hiking day. My first goal was Crabtree Falls.

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It was as pretty as I hoped, and I loved the ice.

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We stayed so long, the dog started shivering….

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it is funny watching other people, several walked up, looked at the waterfall, took a selfie and left.

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But at least they are not in my way!

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Next up was Roaring Forks Falls

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We had this one to ourselves!

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All about the details.

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We ended the day at Setrock Creek Falls.

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The “least” pretty, but again we had the scene all to ourselves!

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You needed at least one picture of the truck.

Dec. 26, 2017

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Hike #51 #52hikechallenge Boone’s Cave Park in Lexington. Kodak remembered the last time I took her to a cave, she had to swim out, so she waited at the opening as I explored a bit.

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This is a pretty little park and the caves are what most people come for. The caves are more hole in wall type, but cool. There is no proof that Daniel Boone really lived in the caves as his family built a home as legend has it, but he and other family did live in the area, so maybe….

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As I said, it is a small park. I hiked all the trails, (except the Back Country Trail, it is closed) and double hike a couple in 2 hours or so.

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The view of the Yadkin River from Baptism Rock

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Cave opening, it is less than a 1/4 from parking lot down stairs, but we walked the long way over Boone Peak trail and Cottonwood trail

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Wetland Trail boardwalk

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1940s care taker cabin ruins.