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Sal's Branch Trail in Umstead State Park

Hello Fellow Hikers!

Let's meet for a hike this Wednesday! The temperature will be about 70 degrees!!!  We will hike at about 3 miles per hour.  The Sal's Branch Trail is 2.8 miles long, rated as "moderate", and attendees can choose to hike it one or more times as desired.  I plan on hiking it twice.  It is a loop trail blazed by orange circles, rather rooty, and it passes by Big Lake.  We can meet in the Visitors Center (which has rest rooms) or just out front of it.  We should need about 1.5 hours to complete 2 laps, not including the few minutes spent at Big Lake and between laps.  If you plan on doing 2 laps, please consider bringing water and a source of light if desired.

If you have never hiked this trail, I am providing the park phone numbers and a link to the trail map below.

During the day:  <a>[masked]</a>
Emergencies, after 5:00pm:  <a>[masked]</a>

Park maps are also available at the Vistors Center.

By participating in this event, you agree to the terms below:

TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY I fully realize that this activity involves a risk of personal injury, property damage, or loss of my person or property. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and same for persons with whom are in my party, waive and release any claims or rights against Triangle Hiking & Outdoors Group (THOG), all of its owners and coordinators for any and all injury, damages or loss to my person or property incurred during this activity. I also understand that THOG organizers are not required, nor should it be assumed that they are CPR/First Aid/Wilderness Survival Certified and I am responsible for my own personal safety.

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  • Carol

    Great hike, thanks Heidi

    February 8

    • Heidi

      Thanks for coming!!

      February 9

  • Timothy F.

    Wonderful hike and wonderful people, what could be better!

    1 · February 8

  • Tracie Schulz S.

    Thanks Heidi! Great first hike with THOG. I hope to join you again soon.

    1 · February 8

  • Heidi

    Thanks so much for another unseasonably warm hike!!! Sure hope we can continue to have such balmy weather!!! It was great seeing all of you!!😊

    February 8

  • Lu-Ann K.

    I am sorry I will be missing this one too. I am out of town.

    February 7

    • Heidi

      Hopefully you can join us one day soon!

      February 8

  • CJ

    Ughhh tried so hard to make it. Didn't get out in time. Such a great day for a hike.

    February 8

    • Heidi

      Sorry you did not make it!

      February 8

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