6 days ago · 7:30 AM
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Weather now looks good: should be clear or clearing when we arrive-good views.
This hike is rated strenuous for elevation gains and distance. READ the entire event description. We will do 9 miles on the following trails: STONE MT.-650' elevation gain, MIDDLE + LOWER FALLS, CEDAR ROCK-WOLF ROCK-elevation gain 550' with very little backtracking. Good views from the top of STONE MT and CEDAR ROCK, 200' WATERFALL+ 2 more-one you can slide down a rock shelf on your butt into a pool, unusual geology, + old farmstead. www.ncparks.gov then to find a park then to Sone Mt. Fit hikers only for elevation and distance. BRING: water- 3 liters for most-I can treat more, lunch+snacks-lunch at bottom of 200' waterfall, layers for weather, hat-sunscreen-we will be in the sun for a while on top of Stone Mt.-most of hike will be in the shade, , camera-binocs, maybe trek pole. And we will see PLUTONS: evidence of a coming alien invasion?? or...We will stop at a good and reasonable Mexican restaurant in Winston-Salem on the return. Do not expect to be back until +/- 9PM. WEATHER looks great for Sunday-looks like 60 or above at Stone Mt. SEE THOG past events for[masked],[masked] or[masked] for photos and links to more photos.
NOTE: this HARRIS TEETER is in CHAPEL HILL, NOT DURHAM. We will gather at the edge of the woods facing the front of the store.
DIRECTIONS: 1 40 EXIT 266, TAKE NC 86 SOUTH TOWARDS CHAPEL HILL, LEFT AT SECOND STOPLIGHT just a short distance off I 40, bear to the left entering the shopping center. we will gather at the far west side of the large parking lot for the HARRIS TEETER.
from CHAPEL HILL-NC 86 NORTH-MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD. RIGHT FIRST STOPLIGHT AFTER WEAVER DIARY RD. If you reach I40 , you have gone too far.
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