90 Second Escape: Warm weather?

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: Warm weather?

Don’t get us wrong: this extended cool weather has been great. Waking up Sunday to 47 degrees for a hike? The hiking life, at least, doesn’t get much better.

Still, we are in the middle of May. We’ve yet to break a good trail sweat, yet to be encased in spider webs on an early morning hike, yet to question whether two liters truly is enough for a 5-mile hike. Again, not complaining — but we do wonder when the heat will finally arrive.

In anticipation, we share 90 seconds from a steamy paddle last summer at one of our favorite Triangle spots: where the Eno and the Flat rivers merge into the meandering west end of Falls Lake. Grab an icy beverage and enjoy.

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