Thanks Giving For Trails

With another Thanksgiving holiday nearly behind us, I’d like to take a moment to offer my thanks to those whose efforts over the years have made it possible for everyone to enjoy the trails in the Uwharrie Lakes Region (and beyond). Trail builders definitely deserve thanks. Trails don’t come about or stay in place...

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Uwharrie Trip Finder

Have you ever had trouble deciding where to take a group of less-experienced hikers? The Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide provides a solution with Trip quick reference tables and the online Uwharrie Trip Finder! Several Scoutmasters recently told me of their challenges planning a hiking or backpacking trip  when the group of Scouts included...

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Oak City Bike Overnight

A friend recently alerted me to an overnight bike trip being organized by a local independent bike shop. We’ve both been interested in expanding our camping skills to include travel by bicycle. He was unable to go, but I seized the opportunity to end my procrastination and get an S24O under my belt. My...

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Birkhead Hike Trip #215

Just a few miles southwest of Asheboro, NC, in rural Randolph County, lies the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness. This is a relatively small unit in the USFS-managed system, and one of just a handful of designated Wildernesses in North Carolina. Unlike many other Wilderness areas, the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness contains numerous historic remnants that are...

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Wood Run Trail Expansion!

On November 12, 2011, the Tarheel Trailblazers hosted a ribbon-cutting for the trail work being done under the recent Recreational Trails Program grant and a matching donation from First Bank in Albemarle. It is being called Phase I of the Wood Run Area Trail Expansion. Although most of the work being done consists of...

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