North South Trail Trek, Leg 2

Posted By on March 24, 2013

North South Trail Trek, Leg 2

13.8 miles  2.7 mph

wah. this one nearly kilt me. i actually, at the 10.5 mile point, i again contemplated calling the dh to come get me. at that point i was, best as i knew, still 4 miles from the car. it was my last chance, though, as the last 4 miles was all in the woods. i thought about it long and hard, and decided i couldn’t live it down if i bailed, so i finished. fun fact: leg muscles can cramp even as you’re using them. did not know that. do now.

field trail

field trail

in spite of my copious wingeing about this hike (and ask the dh… it was COPIOUS), i really enjoyed it, with the exception of the 3.6 miles of road walking in the middle. this photo was at the very beginning, near meadowbrook pond (see leg 1). the trees in the distance are the carolina management area south, but first you have to traipse through (around) a gigantic cornfield, and a turf field, and then another corn field to get there. as you can see, the weather started out lovely. it deteriorated a bit, though, as the day wore on. and on. and on. it got colder, windier, and more overcast. not real pleasant.

pond

pond

this simply adorable pond is at about the 8 1/2 mile mark, towards the end of the long road-walking segment. cute tugboat.

parking lot

parking lot

in my opinion, this was the most beautiful sight on the entire trail, the place we all parked in the morning at browning mill pond in arcadia. did i mention i got a blister? i got a blister.

i’ve put this hike into the hikefinder.

 

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2 Responses to “North South Trail Trek, Leg 2”

  1. Dan says:

    Good job hanging tough and finishing the full distance.

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