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FEW'S FROD, ENO RIVER ST. PARK
BRING A MASK-WE WILL MAINTAIN 6' IF POSSIBLE, BUT.... 5 MILES.COX'S Mt. LOOP(elevation gain 275' +FANNY'S FORD, . OPTION: ADD BUCKQUARTER CREED + HOLDEN MILL LOOP for another 5 miles and or SWIM 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 , mature forests on the "mts.", flood plains, wildlife-maybe a blue heron. EXERCISE: 5 MILES on the "mountain"with elevation gain of 275' and some rough spots, rocky trails, and after all the rain SOME VERY WET AND SLICK SPOTS. 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 OR snacks-we will have a brief lunch OR snack stop overlooking the river. 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. Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome-you will get a fine if unleashed. We will meet in the last parking lot in the park where the road makes a return loop. 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 Afterwards those who wish can regroup for food-beverages at Weaver Street Mkt. in Hillsborough.. QUESTIONS: send me an email with a phone # DO NOT DEPEND ON GPS, use directions below -GPS COULD SEND YOU TO WRONG PARKING LOT 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
We'll be starting near Southpoint and final starting point will be sent out Monday evening. Make sure that your bike is in good working order - tires hold air and are up to pressure, brakes and shifters work and your chain has been oiled. We'll be riding for just 1.0 hour and about 12 miles. The ride is fairly flat and shaded and our pace will be moderate (about 12.5 mph average). I recommend a hard tail or hybrid bike, but if you really want to bring a road bike it's ok, though you'll likely be a bit bored. Unicycles....? After the ride I'll be stopping somewhere close, with outside seating, for dinner. Any attendee is welcome to join me. Helmets are required and by signing up you agree to THOG liability waiver statement. Please Note!! Any cancellation less than 27 hours before the beginning of the event will be considered a "no show"