Logging trucks tore up Hastings road between Buffalo Calf and Long Run near Salem. Also a drilling company has been working two years off of a County right of way (Hastings ) and not done any remedial environmental work at all. WV DNR take note.
Attempted to hike from Boone Fork Trailhead (mile 299.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) to Callaway Peak at Grandfather Mountain in western North Carolina. Had to turn back about about 2 miles in because foot-deep snow was obscuring the trails. Went up Daniel Boone Boy Scout Trail, which becomes snow-covered past the Flat Rock trail junction.
The River Section of Pilot Mountain State Park is in a very remote section of countryside northwest of Winston-Salem (in contrast to Pilot Mountain's main section, which is right next door to U.S. Route 52).Trails are not super plentiful, but if you like taking walks along a lazy river, it's worth checking out.
15-mile out-and-back hike along the Corridor Trial, which connects the main section of Pilot Mountain State Park and the lower section along the Yadkin River. Trip write-up at Two-Heel Drive.
Multiple stream crossings mean it's likely you'll get your feet wet. Good hike for exercise -- lots of up and down, hills are relatively short -- but not much in the way of scenery. Mostly tree tunnel.
Nicest sections of the Sauratown Trail I've seen so far (seven down, nine to go). These sections head west out of Hanging Rock State Park -- the terrain is far more rugged on this end compared to the western end at Pilot Mountain State Park.
Mike Kaza and I walked the dikes on a cloudy winter day. We decided to cut back across the marsh, the Shiawassee River, and some flooded timber. It turned out to be a difficult hike in parts because the marsh grass was supporting a thin layer of ice. We broke through many times but managed to stay dry.
The LAB2V (Los Angeles to Barstow to Las Vegas) Dual Sport Tour is a
motorcycle event that began as an off-road race from Barstow to Vegas
in the '60s. This year was the 26th annual event. The ride is a
two-day event, starting this year in Palmdale, CA, overnighting in
Barstow, CA, and finishing in Las Vegas, NV. There were over 350
participants, all riding street-legal dirt bikes.
Tried to walk through the Presidio National Cemetery on Veterans Day. Normally one would expect music and speeches but there was apparently a ceremony at the new Cemetery Overlook. Security was tight and we were kept away twice. Once from within the cemetery and the second time when we approached through the woods. The Overlook sits on the Bay Ridge Trail.Hike led by Bryan.
For some reason the YWalk was canceled due to weather. So I just went on my own. It was a little overcast but never rained. I decided to see the wet trees from the record storm the day before. Unfortunately, the Eucalyptus Tree left wet bark, leaves and branches everywhere.
The first of what hopefully will become an annual trip for me and some friends. This year we ended up in Algonquin Park to conquer the Highland Backpacking trail. With the departure day approaching the weather wasn't looking good and so there were some last minute wet weather additions to the already large pack of goods that were coming on the trip.