Camp spot with a swimming hole for Kodak – https://youtu.be/uxhijKcv4ZA
A quick trip to the mountains, the goal was to stay off the Blue Ridge Parkway, once I got on a dirt road, we only drove about 15 miles of pavement the rest of the day.
Our camp spot for the night off a rough forest service road, not one vehicle went by and we were next to a creek…. perfection!
It took awhile in the dark last night, but I found this spot in the national forest to camp.
The first elk sighting of the day, there were several cars stopped on the road, so I left the truck running and walked up to get a better angle when I hear… “dog” I turn to see Kodak chasing full speed across the field toward this elk (She jumped from an open window) she either:
A. heard me and listened when I said stop
B. thought better of the outcome
But didn’t get all the way to the scene of the goring.
A nice walk, more elk, a good early morning.
After making breakfast, I decided to run Hurricane Creek, I was a little nervous running it solo, but ran into a small group of Toyotas and tagged along.
My first off-roading trip in Pongo and she is amazing, walked up everything and the trail is way more eroded than my last visit.
Anytime I am this close, I will always do the Max Patch loop hike!
Kodak looks around an old house
The walls were covered in newspaper and in some places wall paper.
Drive more random dirt roads before the long ride home.
Kodak is always happy when we hit gravel roads.
Choices in places to nap.
Up early and back to the river
Paddle up Dorchester Creek
Through a tunnel
To the honey hole for shark’s teeth
Way too busy today to take pictures, swim, nap, eat, repeat. But at least I have a picture as James and Elizabeth wake up!
I wanted toasted marshmallows
I woke up to the dog wanted to go see what changed overnight
Sauteed spinach, country ham and eggs = YUM
Earlier in the week, I had my best lap through Uwharrie I can remember, 10.1 mph AVG, today even faster 10.8 – now I want 11mph AVG
Trail magic, before leaving I cut up a lot of wood for the next user.
Isolating in the woods, at least a mile from anyone else