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I hiked to Rainbow Falls on the west side of in Gorges State Park in Transylvania County, North Carolina. Note I only hiked to Rainbow Falls; there area couple more waterfalls if you stay on the same trail. Hike writeup to come at Two-Heel Drive
Rainbow Falls generates lots of mist -- if you get to close you'll get soaked if it's really pouring, like after a major rainstorm goes through.
A short walk from Windermere up to Orrest Head. This has spectacular views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells for relatively little effort.
Park in the town then have a cuppa and a cake at the end of the walk.
Out-and-back hike to Cook's Wall at Hanging Rock State Park -- note this hike is 2.3 miles one way (had a GPS unit burp this time out) so this track only shows half of the hike (shows the whole route, however).Trip write-up at Two-Heel Drive.
Be careful on the rocks, a fall would be terrible for your health.
It has been about 20 years since I have hiked this trail. I brought Snickers. It was windy in spots, but the wind cooled us off. Hawks and other raptors are nesting in the area. I didn't see any but heard some calls.
The Buttes are located in the Pawnee National Grasslands. Bring water. It is difficult to find the trails. There are signs, but they aren't too helpful.
Nice moderate hike starting at the west end of Laurel Bluff Trail and returning via the Reedy Fork Trail. Trip write-up at Two Heel Drive.
Watch for mountain bikers on the Reedy Fork Trail. Note if you take Reedy Fork Trail from east to west -- you'll come to a road with arrows painted on the road pointing in the direction you've just come.
Nice, easy-to-moderate hiking at Raven Rock State Park southwest of Raleigh, North Carolina. The famous Cape Fear River passes through the park, but there's not much to be fearful of. Trip write-up at Two-Heel Drive.
Watch for cliffs, slick rocks and mud by the river's edge. I almost slid into the river at Raven Rock.
Nice hike to see some of North Carolina's most impressive waterfalls. Trip write-up to come at Two-Heel Drive.
Get there early on weekends, the parking lot fills up fast. The rivers and creeks are pouring like mad right now so it's a great time to check out Western North Carolina's waterfalls. Be super careful on the rocks next to the water... slips could get ugly.
A small bicycle visit to Loulé, in the Algarve (southern region of Portugal). No doubt bicycles are great for visiting small towns! Loulé looks really ugly when you approach it, as most Portuguese towns nowadays. However, the center is worthwhile, if not spectacular. A really old town, it still preserves part of its defensive walls, which you will find here and there.
A nice walk through Rocha da Pena, near Loulé, in the Algarve (southern region of Portugal). The walk was organized by LPN Algarve (the local branch of the oldest Portuguese environmental NGO). Its objective was to show a very beautiful plateau in the Algarve with a very interesting Mediterranean vegetation, including several species of orchids.