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Hike Company Mill Trail at Umstead Park

  • May 31, 2014 · 9:15 AM
  • Umstead Park: I-40 side

Weather looks reasonable.  Not too warm in morning. Company Mill Trail at Umstead Park is a good Sat morning hike.  The standard by which other Triangle hikes are judged.  Moderate (rate 3 by THOG standards)  Plenty of rocks & roots, plus enough up and down to raise your heart rate.  Hiking shoes/boots are good but plenty of people do this in sneakers. Some (me) like hiking sticks for effect on workout. The hike is about 6 miles.  We will make a 2.5-3 mph pace and with a few short breaks plan to finish around 11:45.  Bring water, 1 L or more.  Well behaved (and leashed) dogs allowed, as well as kids that can keep up (kids don't have to be leashed.) 

We will be fairly prompt in starting off, so try not to be late.  Umstead parking lot might fill up during the crowded Saturday, but we should be ok at 9am.

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  • Lucy H.

    Great hike!

    June 2, 2014

  • Alan S.

    This was a great hike. I felt a sense of accomplishment after completing it. Bennett, Thanks for organizing the hike and being so patient with my speed.

    June 1, 2014

  • Wuchen

    Thank you Bennett for organizing this hike. Beautiful day today and great group of folks.

    May 31, 2014

  • Lenore

    Nice hike--perfect weather and good company.

    May 31, 2014

  • Elizabeth L.

    nice views of the creek , rolling terrain

    May 31, 2014

  • Laurie

    Bennett, just got your reply but cannot get to park by start of hike - too far away. Will sign up sooner next time. Thanks.

    May 31, 2014

  • Laurie

    I'm on the wait list. How does that work? Will I hear from someone if there is space?

    May 30, 2014

    • Bennett

      I don't usually recommend wait list show up, but today it should be OK.

      May 31, 2014

    • Lenore

      Thanks very much Bennet. I would like to show up.

      May 31, 2014

  • Nirbhee

    Sorry for last min change, got up sick don' t think I can hike today

    May 31, 2014

  • Lenore

    I'm sure the hike will be great. As there are other options for hiking, I can make space since there are so many people on the waiting list. Have a great day.

    May 30, 2014

  • Ashish T.

    I know that I am on waiting list but could someone tell me where are we suppose to meet.

    May 30, 2014

    • Wuchen

      Enter Umstead Park from the I-40 side (exit 287, Harrison Ave) Continue through parking lot to far end towards trails. We will meet at edge of parking lot.

      May 30, 2014

    • Ashish T.

      ok see you there.

      May 30, 2014

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