old buildings

Nov. 6, 2017

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It was a foggy morning so I made a quick trip back to the Pisgah Covered Bridge.

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I couldn’t pick….

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Pretty colors

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On the way home I spotted this weird deer, being deer season, he is hiding behind a tree.

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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.

Jan. 8, 2017

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Hike #2 of the #52hikechallenge – Birkhead Mountain Trail in Uwharrie National Forest. We started at the Birkhead family farm, some buildings going back to the late 1800s.

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Within a mile we had to cross a creek since the bridge was washed away. Not a problem except when hiking on a 15 degree morning, a wet foot would have been unpleasant!

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Soon enough we were deep in the woods, only the crunch of the snow/ice under our feet.

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How Kodak spent the second half of the hike. I had her off leash for the first half, but she wandered off and didn’t return, long enough I had to bush-whacked in her last known direction and back track till she returned… I was not happy!

About an hour and half in the silent woods, a rare North Carolina snow covering the hills, so a great day!