Spider webs – I clean them and they come right back, living in the woods problems.
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.
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.
It’s getting closer….
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.
Not far up the trail is another cabin. We asked a park ranger and he said it was for a spinster sister.
bigger gaps in the logs.
Chivalry is not dead….
Total 7 miles: Buckquarter Creek, Ridge, Shakori and Holden Mill, Eno Trace Trails.
One of teh cool things about my sky blue porch ceiling is the Christmas light reflection.
The Log Cabin renovation is done for season. New roof, stain, porch screens ripped out and made open.
Log Cabin Project 2016 is nearing the end.
Crazy cat climbed the ladder to get a better look at Deb’s staining.
We decided to lighten up the porch and do that Southern thing and paint the ceiling sky blue. Hopefully it keeps the bees away! (this is only first coat)
After 1 coat of stain….
The roofer is done, now I need to get back on staining!
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.
But race I did! The Boone race is always great, a challenging course and free pizza and beer make it an easy choice!
Sam’s picture of this year’s special treat, an of camber greasy turn downhill… lots of falls!
I was happy I rode it all 3 laps, no falls for me.
Me on the run up.
Celebrating my 44th place : P – thanks Sam for the pictures and cheering for me!
It was time for pictures after the race, the Blue Ridge Parkway was busy as near peak color was everywhere!
Price Lake at Julian Price Memorial Park
Jesse Brown Cottage next to the Cool Springs Baptist Church on the parkway.
Cascade Falls, also called “The Cascades“, located at E. B. Jeffress Park
Just a creek
Raven Rock Overlook
Me cycling just for a picture. (Sam picture)