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Nov 27, 2011 - Hiking the Weetock "Trail"
Yesterday, we hiked the Weetock Trail at Croatan National Forest; however, calling it a trail might be a stretch. We parked along NC-58 and hiked down an old road for a ways then ventured into the woods along where the path used to be. There were a few blazes, but not much that looked like a trail. After a ways, we came to a field and strayed a bit to check out the giant pile of saw dust, remnants of an old mill. Then across the field and into the densest part of our route. There were many briars and no semblance of a trail whatsoever. But...Jump to full entry
Nov 20, 2011 - Hiking the Neusiok
Yesterday, we hiked the northern portion of the Neusiok Trail in Croatan National Forest, from Pine Cliff to NC-101. We started at the Pine Cliff Recreation Area and hiked along the beach for a mile or so, before heading into the forest. Due to Hurricane Irene this summer, there were many trees down, but we didn't have much trouble climbing over or going around the downed trees. After a few more miles, we stopped at Copperhead Landing shelter for lunch. After this point, the trail was pretty easy to follow and there were few trees down...Jump to full entry
May 7, 2008 - Fly traps & fiddler crabs
Terns - my new favorite bird - Wednesday, May 7, 2008 Our first destination this morning is to drive to the end of the road to see Fort Fisher and the ferry landing. It’s a beautiful day to be on the barrier islands. The map shows land all the way out to Cape Fear but the road ends at the water and if there’s any more land it must be at low tide. Carolina low country is a maze of waterways, marshes and tidal flats. Always present are the birds, and the dominant bird here is the tern, which substitutes for the gull and has even more...Jump to full entry