The clothes I had to change into were all cotton, including the tank I ran in to Super K to buy. This all cotton thing becomes immensely important when you're starting a hike in June, in the South, at 1:30 p.m. On to the hike. We headed out to Oak Mountain and soaked our ankles and wrists with Deep Woods Off.
Our hiking plan was simple, as we only had an hour or so. We would start together and then they would do an in and out on the Shackleford Point Trail (white) from the North Trailhead to Maggies Glen.
|White trail on the right and yellow trail on the left!|
I enjoyed my time on the yellow trail. The trail is narrow and there are a few nice uphill portions. I wanted a bit of a challenge because I seemed to have forgotten that my daily physical challenge was done after Bikram... Good light comes through the trees because it is on a ridge of sorts. Well the light was great for photographs and meditation but not for the over-heated hiker dressed in cotton on a Sunday afternoon. I was hot and no amount of water was going to fix that.
|This is one of the better ones and I was right up on the tree before I saw it.|
|Note the lack of pearls anywhere on my body.|
All in all it was a great walk in the woods and I'm happy the heat didn't discourage our newest hiking buddy. Until next time y'all.