2016 Uwharrie Trail Thru-Hike

Are you ready for a hike?! The Land Trust of Central North Carolina is hosting their fourth annual thru-hike of the Uwharrie Trail, May 19-22, 2016. Forty miles of backpacking over four days to raise awareness of the natural beauty of the Uwharrie Lakes Region and trail protection efforts of the Land Trust. If you’re“2016 Uwharrie Trail Thru-Hike”

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Closing The Loop on OBX

All Hallows’ Day dawned crisp and clear. Despite our anticipation and readiness for spooky hi jinks the night before, we were unable to conjure up any newsworthy phenomena. We loaded our gear on the motorcycles and rode a couple blocks down the street to the Ocracoke Coffee Company, a small shop we’d noticed the night before. A“Closing The Loop on OBX”

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Trouble In The Dark

Brian and I stood on the tail end of the ferry and watched the last of the light slip over the western horizon. Our motorcycles swayed with the waves in the gloom. Halloween night officially arrived as our ferry docked on the dark shores of Ocracoke Island, former hideout of Blackbeard the pirate. Our adventure continued. Sent“Trouble In The Dark”

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Slow Boat to Ocracoke

After five long years without a motorcycle trip together, Brian and I finally rode away from my house on Halloween morning. The heavy traffic and straight roads in my part of the state are pretty high on Brian’s list of dislikes. I’ve learned to put up with it. I made sure our route started out on the right“Slow Boat to Ocracoke”

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Getting On The Road Again

Brian and I were somewhat shocked last year to realize it had been more than five years since our last motorcycle trip together. This was true despite seeing each other several times a year (he is married to my first cousin). There was no particular reason for our lack of trips other than time, distance, and life’s increasingly busy schedules. No doubt many“Getting On The Road Again”

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Trail Areas of the Uwharrie, Part 3

This is the third of a three-part series about the different trail areas covered in the second edition of the Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide. The guidebook is organized in sections, one for each geographic area containing trails. Sections are ordered alphabetically, making it easier to find a specific trail area when flipping through the“Trail Areas of the Uwharrie, Part 3”

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