Vacation Day 9
Hike #28 #52hikechallenge High Knob Trail to fire tower
We packed up camp in the morning and headed back up 33 to the trail head for one last hike.
Again what won’t Clay do for a picture?
After the hike we had a picnic lunch at the the roadside overlook and said our goodbyes!
What a relaxing and fun week of camping and exploring with friends!
Till next year…
Vacation Day 8
More trail riding, this time north of State Route 33
What Clay won’t do for a picture!
Clay sent me a few photos from the day – “Oh What A Felling”
My front wheel drops into a hole…
I think I can get a better picture of my truck from here…
Thanks for the share Clay!
Vacation Day 7
The day started with some pew pew (or bang) Jim and Beth had not shot their new shotgun, I wanted to shoot my 357 and clay brought a fun target 22 with 200 rounds.
The clip is empty Sam!
The main reason we left the southern part of the forest was to drive the well known forest service roads, there were some rock ledges (no pictures, I was spotting) and a little mud.
and some great views. This is Meadow Knob, we finished on Flagpole Knob before heading back to camp!
Butterfly wing macro, just because it was pretty.
Vacation Day 2 – Staton Creek Falls. A great roadside waterfall that kept going.
You had to bush whack down to see the whole series of falls.
Then back on the road and lunch at Ben Salem Wayside and this old lock
Canal boats used the lock in the late 1800’s on the North River.
A quick stop at Panther Falls. It was too crowded for us, we watched for a bit and decided to come back later. I am counting it as Hike #24 of #52Hikechallenge, it is a short walk, but I did it 3 times this week, so totaled I am counting it!
The end of the day.
Vacation Day 1 – A foggy on top Brush Mountain deep in the George Washington National Forest, in fact only 1 truck passed our site in 3 days.
Camping with Beth and Jim mean you do things like, I wonder if this leads to a overlook as we bush wack through head high brush.
It didn’t, but at least there were butterflies.
Camping with Beth and Jim also mean you eat well – dessert? Bananas Foster flambe.
Unpacking when we got home and I found a gift from James and Elizabeth!
As Calvin told Hobbes, the days are packed. Swimming, paddling, card games, and off road bocce.
a quick side trip for ice cream
and for the second evening in a row, a twilight paddle, last night was for fireworks, tonight for the sunset.
Sam poses for James to create an epic Instagram picture
After the hike we camped for the night, waiting for our morning ferry to Cape Lookout – the South Core Banks. Kodak seemed happy to back at the beach.
We drove around looking for a secluded area to camp and found this fresh turtle track, she must have laid her eggs hours before.
This site is perfect, can’t see a camper down either side!
Clay fishes for bait.
Kay wanted her picture with her fish – then it jumped (or whatever fish do)
Light painting – two Tacomas with Flippacs.
Hike #17 #52hikechallenge
The Uwharrie Trail to the peak of Little Long Mountain. I had no idea the Uwharrie’s had a bald mountain top, so once I read it, we had to see it.
Clay taking pictures again…
Since Clay just bought gold pans we had to try it.
We found some – 8 “colors” or TINY specks.