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Saturday, February 19, 2011

William B. Umstead: Company Mill Trail- 2/19/2011

Company Mill Trail on Google Earth. Recorded by Motion X GPS for the iPhone.

What most of the trail basically looks like.

Some nice views of the water along the way. 

Location: William B. Umstead State Park (Company Mill Trail)
Date: 2/19/2011
How far we went: 5.60mi
How long it took us: 2:11:46
Elevation reached: 611ft
Weather: Sunny

Not a bad little trail. Way too many people on a Saturday morning though. More like an open path rather than a tight trail. It also intersects with bike/horse trails on more than one occasion. Along the way there are signs posted everywhere so you never really feel like you have left civilization. Was nice, but way too crowded. I suggest going during weekdays to avoid the onslaught of Cary people and the mass of dogs they bring... Unless you're into that sorta thing.

Mill stone near the end of the trail (when going counter-clockwise on map.)

Water chillin'.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eno River: Cox Mountain Trail- 2/17/2010

Cox Mountain Trail on Google Earth

Footbridge over Eno River

Location: Eno River State Park (Cox Mountain Trail)
Date: 2/17/2011
Hikers: Myself, Naomi, Joey
How far we went: 3.64mi
How long it took us: 1:30:30
Elevation reached: 706ft
Weather: Party cloudy

Was a nice day for a hike. The park rated this trail "strenuous" but it's nothing that cant be handled by anyone who is in the least bit of shape. Only somewhat difficult part was actual ascent to the top which is over before you have time to think about it. Very wooded and except for the river, it is not very picturesque. 

Going up Cox Mountain.
Still going up.
Tree near the river.