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…
Some days are better Photo A Day days than others… I started with a macro of this grasshopper.
Then the RCC Photography Department’s Graduation Recognition. A framed “Toast”
So I think I am done with PODs and head towards South Carolina to pick up Sam from her Aunt and grandmother week long vacation.
and the Wienermobile pulls in front of me… and they are hiring! – http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2017/07/wienermobile_drivers_wanted_os.html
I followed for a while, hoping it would stop for a picture next to it, I finally gave up and passed it….
and left it in my dust of US 1. If only every POD day was this good!
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
Heading back south, into a cloud.
I woke up in northern Virginia….
and finished the day with crepes in Rochester, NY
On the road again, after work, heading north.
The end of the road (beach) on the South Banks.
or just the Tacomas
the tide was perfect for shell hunting
Then over to the lighthouse
We cooked dinner and watched the sunset
Then we headed back to find a place to camp for our 6:30am ferry.
Well crap, thunderstorm warning, lightning, and wind. We slept (or tried) in the truck cab till about 12:30am and gave up and set-up the Flippacs.
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Hike #20 of #52hikechallenge – Neusiok Trail in the Croatan National Forest. The trail is part of the Mountains to Sea Trail and starts along the banks of the Neuse River.
This Osprey chick was calling for diner and hiding behind a stick…
Hamlet Station was originally built in 1900 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad as both a passenger station and a division headquarters
Hike #8 of #52hikechallenge – Stone Mountain State Park
Clay comes back from the edge! My third visit and this time we went counter clockwise on Stone Mountain Loop Trail and down the 400 steps.
Then back up Wolf Rock and Cedar Rock – this is the view of Stone Mountain from Cedar Rock.
There is an old homestead on the backside of Cedar Rock – but I could not find any info on it.
Then back down to the Hutchinson Homestead and the view of Stone Mountain from below.
A climber (lower left) in red shows the scale!
We ended the day with a couple of waterfalls!