Thursday, February 27, 2014

Big things around Beaufort

Huge specimen pond pine on Tuttle's Grove Rd - preferred MST route parallel to NC101 for a mile

Today's hike was mostly on busy roads because I was hiking in the vicinity of the port town of Beaufort.  There were big trucks but not big shoulders on the road, a big traffic jam at a bridge construction site.

There was a big pirate--perhaps meant to represent Edward Teach - Blackbeard - who frequented the sounds around Beaufort.

The big estuary of North River was my constant companion most of the way:

North River even has its own sandy beach:

And to cap it off, another big specimen tree - this one a juniper.

I hiked eleven miles and biked eleven under the big blue sky.  Now I have to take a few days off trail for a family gathering up in MD.  Can't wait to get back, though, because next I'll be hiking a portion of this big off-road trail through Croatan National Forest.

Kiosk at the southern terminus of the 20+ mile Neusiok Trail

Happy trails.


Here's the GPS track and link to slide show of today's hike:

MST Day 12 - outskirts of Beaufort, NC at EveryTrail
EveryTrail - Find the best Hiking in North Carolina

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