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FEW'S FROD, ENO RIVER ST. PARK
CHOICE 5 OR 10 MILES. OPTION: SWIM OR SIT UNDER LOW WATERFALL near the end of each section of the hike. BEST HIKE FOR SCENERY: many miles along a beautiful stretch of the ENO RIVER on each bank, mature forests on the "mts.", old mill site, flood plains, wildlife-maybe a blue heron. EXERCISE: two hills on the "mountains" and some rough spots-5 or 10 miles (with only 1.5 miles of backtracking) with some uphills and rocky trails. First 5 miles BUCKWATER CREEK AND HOLDEN MILL TRAILS (elevation gain of 250') with option to drop out very near the parking lot. Next 5 miles COX'S MT. LOOP(elevation gain 275' +FANNY'S FORD, . http://www.ncparks.gov to find a park to Eno.FAIRLY FIT HIKERS ONLY for distance, uphills, and rough trails. Pace will be slightly fast, but there will be stops for lunch, to regroup, and more BRING: water-2 liters at least, lunch+snacks-we will have a brief lunch(about 11:30 on a rock outcrop jutting into the river+ rest of your lunch as we get in the water near end of hike,, hat, maybe trek pole, camera-binocs, sturdy footware-boots best for mud-rocks-if you wear low cut hike shoes and are allergic to POISON IVY- make sure you wear socks.DURATION: 4.5 hours with lunch,stops for wildlife, nature, etc..with additional time for swim. Looks like it will be near 85 with little chance of rain Sat. for the hike.. You can just do 1/2 the hike and drop out very close to the parking lot. Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome-you will get a fine if unleashed. SWIM OPTION: rocks can be very slick, socks or some from of water shoes for tender feet may be helpful. If the river is not too high, we can enjoy the swim options about 15-20 minutes from the parking lot at the finish of Fanny's Ford trail. River may be too high for waterfall sitting if we get lots of rain today and thur. QUESTIONS: send me an email with a phone # Afterwards, those who wish can regroup in Hillsborough at Weaver ST Market for beverages or food. DO NOT DEPEND ON GPS, use directions below DIRECTIONS: I 85 EXIT 170, then take US 70 WEST for a few hundred yards to a stoplight, RIGHT at the stoplight onto PLEASANT GREEN RD. for 2.3 miles, then LEFT onto COLE MILL RD. to enter the park in about a mile-continue straight to the last parking lot. NOTE 1: from RTP, CARY, I 40, much of RALEIGH. From I 40 TAKE NC 147-DURHAM FREEWAY NORTH TO I 85, then take I 85 SOUTH FOR 2 MILES TO EXIT 170 NOTE 2: from CHAPEL HILL, take NC 86 NORTH TO I 85, then take 185 NORTH FOR 5 MILES TO EXIT 170. You will kinda make a U Turn to get on US 70 WEST
Let's meet for a picnic and fun times at the 40th annual Festival for the Eno event. In the spirit of the Mystery Token Hike series, feel free to bring something for a show-and-tell. Exact meeting location TBD. Festival Info: https://www.enofest.org/
We'll hike 4-5 miles on serene trails through hardwood forest and meadows at a moderately fast pace. Three-quarters of the way through our hike, we'll stop at some tables in the shade to show-and-tell our mystery tokens and stories with a tranquil pond in the background. You are invited to bring something that is associated with your travels or outdoor adventures, is special to you, and fits in your pocket. It can be an object, a poem, a song, etc. In the spirit of fun and suspense, do not share or reveal before we reach the pond. Bringing something is optional. You are welcome to just listen or sit by/circle around the pond which has cut grass along its perimeter courtesy of the Triangle Land Conservancy. Although the trails are well maintained, there will be dirt, roots, and rocks among those beautiful trees so sturdy closed-toed shoes are highly recommended. No Dogs. Rain cancels.