May is Mountains-to-Sea Trail Month, and we're going to celebrate by hiking all 60 miles of the MST along Falls Lake. And no, not all 60 miles in one bite. Still, to cover 60 miles we'll need to do some overtime; thus, we'll be doing longer hikes on weekends and a shorter hike (3-5 miles) mid-week after work.
Our first hike will be the 8.5 miles starting from the Falls Dam and heading up lake. The terrain is rolling, ducking in and out of coves; nothing severe. And if you're not up for the full 8.5, there are options to get off the trail at the 3.0- and 5.6-mile marks. Hike rating: Moderate (based on length)
Estimated hiking time: the last hiker should be off the trail at 1 p.m.