• THOG Hike Leader Turned Published Author Goes on Tour

    West Regional Library

    Come on out and say hello to our very own Iris (Ching)Yang at she stops in our area during her book tour. You can also listen to Monday’s interview with Frank Stasio on The State of Things (https://www.wunc.org/post/dutiful-daughter-finds-her-passion-meet-iris-yang-0) Here is a list of her presentations in the area: March 16 (10-11am) at Durham County Library (South Regional). March 16 (2-3pm) at Chatham Community Library. March 17 (3-4pm) at WAKE County Public Library. March 23 (3-4pm) at Wake Country Public Library (West Regional) For more Information check: www.irisyang-author.com Register at library[masked]

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  • BEST HIKE TRIANGLE: COx'S MOUNTAIN LOOP TRAIL, FEW'S FORD ENO RIVER ST. PARK

    NOTE: WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS HIKE DESCRIBED BELOW. WE WILL DO 5 MILES ON THE COX'S MT. LOOP TRAIL AND FANNY'S FORD WITH AN OPTION AT THE FINISH TO DO BUCKWATER CREEK TRAIL FOR AN ADDITIONAL 2.2 MILES. I HAD 2" OF RAIN LAST NIGHT AND THE PLACED ROCKS TO CROSS BUCKWATER CREEK ON THE RIDGE TRAIL WILL BE UNDER WATER FOR SURE. GREAT WEATHER FOR A HIKE-hardly any chance of rain and SUN!!! 7.5 MILES or 9 MILES. SEE NOTE BELOW. BEST HIKE FOR SCENERY: many miles along a beautiful stretch of the ENO RIVER , mature forests on the "mts.", old mill site, flood plains, wildlife-maybe a blue heron +. BRIDGE over Buckwater Creek is still out.So we will do BUCKWATER Creek trail-2.2 miles out and back and mostly right on the river, next part of the RIDGE Trail-1.6 miles O&B to connect to the new FIELDSTONE TRAIL 1.2 miles O&B which connects to the 2.6 mile HOLDEN MILL LOOP TRAIL with more miles right on the river for a total of 7.5 miles. NOTE: returning to the Ridge Trail we can easily do the undone part of the Ridge and add the Shakori Trail for a total of 9 miles. IF the water is over the placed stones to cross Buckwater Creek on the Ridge Trail, we will return and do Cox's Mt. loop Trail & Fanny's Ford trail. . : http://www.ncparks.gov to find a park to Eno READ the entire event description! .SOMEWHAT FIT HIKERS for distance, 2 EASY uphills to gain 250' and 200', and rough trails. there will be brief stops for snacks, to regroup, wildlife-flowers and more+ a 20 minute lunch stop on a rock outcrop jutting into the river about 12:30 BRING: water-2 liters at least , layers for the weather, hat, snacks-lunch, maybe trek pole, camera-, wildflower book, sturdy footware-boots best for mud-rocks. DURATION: 3.5-4 hours for total hike with ,stops for wildlife, nature, etc.. Looks like it will be warming to near 60 for the hike. NO CHANCE OF RAIN-tv in RDU and Greensboro say sunny and hardly any chance of rain. SHORT OPTION: BUCKWATER CREEK TRAIL-a 2.2 MILES out and back and right on the river bank the entire way. SHORT OPTION 2: 3.5 MILES- 2.2 BUCKWATER and return with 1.3 MILES on RIDGE TRAIL out and back, Afterwards, those who wish can regroup in Hillsborough at Weaver ST Market for beverages or food. GPS MAY WORK, but to be SURE 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

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  • TIBET SLIDE SHOW-TEMPLES aka GOMPAS, CITIES, MONASTERIES, TRAVEL

    TONIGHT- slide show and narrative about Tibet by Henry Hall. NORTH 87 SOUTH IS ON NC 87 about halfway between PITTSBORO AND GRAHAM, ABOUT 10 MILES NORTH ON NC 87 FROM US 64 BYPASS GOING AROUND PITTSBORO

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  • 1st of the season, After work bike ride on the ATT

    Needs a location

    We'll be starting near Southpoint and final starting point will be sent out Monday evening. If you've been thinking it's time to get back on your bike, it's time to start! Regular riders are welcome, too. 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 over an hour and about 14 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....? Helmets are required and by signing up you agree to THOG liability waiver statement. Please Note!! Any cancellation less than 30 hours before the beginning of the event will be considered a "no show"

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  • THOG Hike Leader Turned Published Author Goes on Tour

    Orange County Public Library (Main Library)

    Come on out and say hello to our very own Iris Yang at she stops in our area during her book tour. She'll give a presentation at the Orange County Public Library this Sunday at 3:00pm. You can also listen to Monday’s interview with Frank Stasio on The State of Things (https://www.wunc.org/post/dutiful-daughter-finds-her-passion-meet-iris-yang-0) Here is a list of her presentations in the area: March 16 (10-11am) at Durham County Library (South Regional). March 16 (2-3pm) at Chatham Community Library. March 17 (3-4pm) at Orange County Public Library. March 23 (3-4pm) at Wake Country Public Library (West Regional) For more Information check: www.irisyang-author.com

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  • BEST HIKE TRIANGLE: COX'S MOUNTAIN LOOP TRAIL, FEW'S FORD ENO RIVER ST. PARK

    GREAT WEATHER FOR A HIKE-hardly any chance of rain and SUN!!! 5 MILES, 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 +. Option- we will be able to add Buckwater Creek trail for more time right on the river for 2.2 miles. Those who want 10 miles can do Cox's Mt. twice.EXERCISE: 5 miles(only .75 miles of backtracking) with uphills and rocky trails. 5 mile COX'S MT. LOOP(elevation gain 275'-NO LONGER THE TOUGHEST HILL IN Triangle the way we will do it, they rerouted the trail from a steep uphill to an easy ascent) +FANNY'S FORD, with our finish near the parking lot. http://www.ncparks.gov to find a park to Eno.SOMEWHAT FIT HIKERS for distance, EASY uphills, and rough trails. there will be brief stops for snacks-quick lunch, to regroup, and more BRING: water-2 liters at least , layers for the weather, hat, snacks-lunch, maybe trek pole, camera-, sturdy footware-boots best for mud-rocks. DURATION: 2- 2.5hours for total hike with ,stops for wildlife, nature, etc.. Looks like it will be warming into the 50's the hike. NO CHANCE OF RAIN-tv in RDU and Greensboro say some sun and hardly any chance of rain. OPTION: BUCKWATER CREEK TRAIL-add 2.2 MILES out and back and right on the river bank the entire way. OPTION 2: add 3.5 MILES- 2.2 BUCKWATER and return with 1.3 MILES on RIDGE TRAIL out and back, Afterwards, those who wish can regroup in Hillsborough at Weaver ST Market for beverages or food. And drink one for St. Paddy's day! 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

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  • St Patty's Day Hike

    Umstead Park - Reedy Creek Parking

    Put on a green Shirt and come join us for a easy St Patrick's Day Hike. We will hike the Company Mill Trail to the Multi-Use Trail then down to Reedy Creek Lake for lunch before trekking up the hill back to the parking lot. The total mileage is just about 6 miles and we'll walk a steady pace of 3mph. Pack a light lunch, water and a small towel to sit on. Wear study hiking shoes. These trails have lots of rocks & roots. Umstead is off exit 287 off I-40. If you haven't been here before, when you get off the exit, go towards the trees away from town. Meet by the kiosk to the right of the restrooms. We will start hiking at 10AM-so please be on time. 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. Your RSVP indicates release of liability as indicated in the TRIP PARTICIPANT WAIVER OF LIABILITY above.

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  • Triangle Mountain Climber

    Nash Street Tavern

    With a summit at 867 ft above sea level making it the highest point between the coast and Hillsborough this little known state park presents several trails that might possibly be the closest simulation to mountain climbing you can get without leaving the Triangle. We'll do a combination of trails to get an altitude gain of 1,000 feet in 5 miles. Total distance for the event will be about 6 miles. We'll try to maintain an average pace of 3.0 mph without any stops. Sturdy, closed toes shoes, water bottle and breathable quick-dry layers are recommended. No dogs. Slippery conditions (rain, snow, ice) or temperatures below freezing cancels.

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  • THOG Hike Leader Turned Published Author Goes on Tour

    4505 S Alston Ave

    Iris Yang, author and THOG leader, will introduce her two historical novels, Wings of a Flying Tiger and Will of a Tiger. She will talk about the inspiration behind her books and her writing journey, as well as how writing changed her life—including hiking, travel, and other adventures. She was interviewed on WUNC’s The State of Things this past Monday: https://www.wunc.org/post/dutiful-daughter-finds-her-passion-meet-iris-yang-0 Here is a list of her presentations in the area: March 16 (10-11am) at Durham County Library (South Regional). March 16 (2-3pm) at Chatham Community Library. March 17 (3-4pm) at Orange County Public Library. March 23 (3-4pm) at Wake Country Public Library (West Regional). For more Information check: www.irisyang-author.com

  • Adventure Friday

    Townsend Bertram & Company

    Join fellow outdoors enthusiasts during this monthly get-together of outdoors enthusiasts. This month, Mandy McMenemy will be sharing photos and stories of her recent 5-month/2,190 mile trek along the Appalachian Trail. She'll also talk about how to plan an adventure of this scale. More information: https://bit.ly/2u0HRHR