Showing posts with label Hiking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hiking. Show all posts

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hanging Rock

I walked the kids to the bus this morning and did my morning walk around checking on the animals when the sun shined so strong in my face I had to stop. It was warm and wonderful. There was expectation of snow but it didn't come our way. If it had been snow you'd be looking at fun pics of me and the kids frolicking in the snow but it was like God gave me a big Happy Valentine.
I had most of my housy work done so I made a ride just down the road to Hanging Rock State Park just to take it all in.
It's sorta funny seeing the lake and swimming area empty but very nice and serene but let's get to that rock we came here to climb.
This is a look from the bottom.
I also took at look in the visitor center. I don't know why but I'd never went in there and I was very impressed. They have a small museum and also a movie theater with showings on special nights. 
My Jack and Alisha will like this and I am surely bringing them back soon.

I thought this was a cool shot of this lady taking her picture.
Her daughter took a picture for me. 
People you meet on a mountain are usually the nicest people.
She was so cute I took a pic of her too.

It's still awesome even all brown.


A look back up.

Well thanks so much for stopping by and checking out a little of Hanging Rock Park in Danbury, NC. The picture do not do it justice! 
If you have a chance it's well worth the trip. the park has wonderful camping, picnic shelters, and as many as seventeen more trails to try out.

Wishing you a Blessed Day.
Mine sure is and it's not even over yet!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hiking the DeHart Bike Trails


Map of Bike Trail

Jack, Alisha, and Petey
Pic of DeHart Park in Woolwine

Beautiful Park

This made a cool pic but we couldn't figure out
what it was.
Lots o' Obstacles


I thought I would share some pictures of the kids and I hiking the bicycle trails at DeHart Park in Woolwine. I had been thinking of cleaning up my bike at trying out some trails but I thought it best to walk them to see what I might be in for.

First let me say that if you have never been to Woolwine, Virginia it is simple beauty at it's best. DeHart Park in Woolwine is tucked in the folds of the mountain and is very nice. The park has restrooms with working water and nice tennis and basketball courts along with a good shelter for family picnics.

We took a good look at the trail map and decided on walking the shiner's trail. The trail is full of grades and obstacles that would be great for those riding bikes. A small creek with narrow a bridge was quite enjoyable for my son Jack and Petey our dog. Mountain larel is all around and wonderful moss and of course there is wildlife. We encountered a box turtle and I almost stepped on a black snake; so keep you eyes open you are in the woods.

For us this was about a 20 minute drive from the house and made it very convenient; but if you are traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway it's just a little skip of to the park. I hope you enjoyed the pictures from our day hike. I hope your inspired to take a hike in your neck of the woods and as always thanks for stopping by Southern Direction.

Have a blessed Day.