It's the day after Thanksgiving and instead of standing in line for Black Friday deals, spend a few hours with family and friends while exploring the beauty of Haw River State Park. The hike will take place on the Great Blue Heron Loop Trail which winds along old fields, through mixed hardwood forests and beside the wetlands of the Haw River. The hike typically takes two hours, depending on t
Take A Hike
Take A Hike
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. - G.M. Trevelyan
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way. - Dr. Suess
According to an REI article, packing can be broken down into three zones, plus peripheral storage:
Visualize stacking cordwood. You’re laying down rows, not building columns: Fill nooks and crannies until you have a solid, stable load—and be sure weight is equally balanced on each side. Tighten compression straps to streamline your load and prevent it from shifting as you hike.
This hike is part of the Go Hike NC initiative sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina. There is no better way to burn off the calories from a big Thanksgiviing weekend then joining this 3 mile roundtrip hike that will ascend over 1,000" from the Rocky Borad River to the top ridge of Bluerock Mountain.
This hike is part of the Go Hike NC initiative sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina. This 1.5 mile, Moderate hike should provide excellent exercise in the crisp winter air of the Hickory Nut Gorge.