Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.
Today’s 90-Second Escape: GetHiking! New Trail in the Uwharries
This weekend, our GetHiking! groups in Charlotte, the Triad and the Triangle hiked a new stretch of trail in the Uwharrie National Forest. Specifically, a 6.2-mile stretch that extends the north end of the Uwharrie Trail from the Jumping-Off Rock Trailhead on Flint Hill Road north to Pisgah Covered Bridge Road.
It’s a scenic stretch of trail, with passage over King Mountain, at 1,020 feet the highest point on the Uwharrie Trail, and Little Long Mountain, one of the few high points in the Uwharries offering panoramic views. We were especially fortunate to have as our guide Don Childrey, author of “Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide,” the second edition of which just came out.
Tag along for a quick virtual escape. Then get Don’t book and plan your own outing.
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