Log Cabin

Feb. 11, 2017

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Hike #7 of #52hikechallenge

Back to Eno River State Park to hit the trails I missed last week. What a difference 7 days and 20 degrees make, the park was packed. At least until we got to the trails furthest from the parking lot and then we had  place to ourselves.

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We came across this 1800s cabin and a woman walking around it. She shared that her grandparents (Coles) lived in the home and she visits before it completely collapses.

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It’s getting closer….

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The construction was very cool, originally it looks like it was a log cabin (look at those joints – are they simple dovetails?) that was sided later. There is no trace the cabin ever had electricity.

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Not far up the trail is another cabin. We asked a park ranger and he said it was for a spinster sister.

 

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bigger gaps in the logs.

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Chivalry is not dead….

Total 7 miles: Buckquarter Creek, Ridge, Shakori and Holden Mill, Eno Trace Trails.

Oct. 16, 2016

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The day started slow and we got on the road a little late, it was race #2 of the season, but the light was awesome, and we stopped a couple of times for pictures. In fact I had to talk myself into going to the race over hiking and picture taking.

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But race I did! The Boone race is always great, a challenging course and free pizza and beer make it an easy choice!

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Sam’s picture of this year’s special treat, an of camber greasy turn downhill… lots of falls!

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I was happy I rode it all 3 laps, no falls for me.

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Me on the run up.

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Celebrating my 44th place : P – thanks Sam for the pictures and cheering for me!

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It was time for pictures after the race, the Blue Ridge Parkway was busy as near peak color was everywhere!

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Price Lake at Julian Price Memorial Park

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Jesse Brown Cottage next to the Cool Springs Baptist Church on the parkway.

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Cascade Falls, also called “The Cascades“,  located at E. B. Jeffress Park

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Just a creek

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Raven Rock Overlook

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Me cycling just for a picture. (Sam picture)