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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..."Birkhead Hike Trip #215"Continue reading
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..."Wood Run Trail Expansion!"Continue reading
Last Friday’s weather was fantastic. I had to work. But I did make time Saturday to get out for a hike. The weather was about 10 degrees cooler than Friday, but it was still sunny and quite pleasant for a hike. My goal was do Hike Trip #205 from the Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail..."Uwharrie Hike Trip #205"Continue reading
The Uwharrie Trail Club has recently seen a revival. Ok, maybe I’m a little slow in catching on. “Recently” might only be true if you include last year in that description. But for a club that first got started in the early 1970′s, last year is fairly “recent”. 2010 started with no active club..."Uwharrie Trail Club Revival"Continue reading
January 8th started out crisp and partly cloudy. Temp’s hovered around freezing as I drove to Montgomery County and delivered more copies of the Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide to Melinda at the Eldorado Outpost. My next goal was to explore the Town of Troy Nature Trail. I had seen the sign for this..."Town of Troy Nature Trail"Continue reading
With close to 6,000 copies of the Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide having been sold, I’m convinced this book proved itself to be a project worth doing. I incorporated some features in the guidebook that I as a hiker wanted to have in a trail guide but didn’t often see in others. These features..."Guidebook feedback wanted"Continue reading
Hike Trip #204 (PDF) This month’s featured hike trip is #204 from the Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide. This 9.17 mile hike starts at the Wood Run Trailhead on NC24-27 and combines parts of the Uwharrie and Keyauwee Trails to form a “lollipop” route. The “lollipop” loop itself is just over 5 miles around...."Uwharrie Hike Trip #204"Continue reading