This week’s Backroad Capers video (click to watch) is mountain biking in the Uwharrie National Forest
Another beautiful winter day, start with a hike in the Uwharrie National Forest
A bike ride on the roads in Randolph County offer the chance for plenty of dog sprints
End the day with climbing.
An evening hike in the Uwharries
Kodak needed to get out and burn off some turkey
An awesome and peaceful walk
Kodak walks on water
Trail run visitor.
Kali take me away.
Post ride cool down
Happy Father’s Day. I started early with a bike ride, fixed a lawn mower, then James, Elizabeth and I headed to Morrow Mountain State Park for a hike and picnic before kayaking.
The summit road was closed, so we hiked from the bottom.
Along the way we met a couple walking their cat on a leash.
I can’t take James and Elizabeth somewhere that doesn’t have a waterfall…. Moccasin Creek Falls on Falls Reservoir
For those who know the paddle, the dam was releasing water and the spillway was sending water over the rock island… the water was faster than I have ever seen it. I really thought there was no way we were going to make it to the caves today, but Beth was determined. We tried the right side, Clay attacked the middle and finally Beth said we had to go up the left bank, portage over the rocks and then all we had to do was cross the river – sounds easy enough. I was sure I was going to be swimming again like the last time I tried to make it during a release, so no pictures, I put everything away.
After long effort over the rocks we made it!
Nobody was flipped and Beth got to paddle into the cave.
Any day I can!
An awesome and fast day. I averaged over 10 mph through Keyauwee and Supertree in Uwharrie. I prefer singletrack, but love this fast descent down Supertree.
A snowy evening bike ride
I was nice to be alone in the woods on my bike. The highlight was seeing what I thought was a porcupine, but research says they are not in North Carolina, so I don’t know what it was….
I knew I would finish in the dark but I was having a blast, at least till the last 1/2 hour, I was soaked and cold, as always, great to see my truck and warm cloths.