Throughout most of GetGoingNC land, there’s a chance of rain this weekend. A real good chance.
Normally, that discourages folks from heading out into the wild. Instead, it should encourage you. OK, maybe not if the weather people are talking Noah-type rain, or rain accompanied by lightening bolts zapping down from above. But hiking in a light rain, if you’re equipped, can be exceptionally rewarding.
Since we’ve written of our love of a good rainy day ramble in the past, we’ll resist the urge to wax more and simply direct you to our past posts:
- Trails for walking in the rain (September 2017)
- More Rainy Day Options (August 2014)
- Gear up for walkin’ in the rain (March 2012, updated September 2015)
- A short video — 90 seconds, in fact — on The virtues of walking in the rain (November 2016)
Usually in this space we recommend three outdoor events going on throughout the state. But since many may likely be canceled, we’ll just direct you to some of our calendars, where you can see what’s scheduled, and what’s still happening:
- Several hikes are on tap this weekend with Hike NC, the BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina hiking program. Check out those mostly beginner-oriented hikes at gohikenc.com.
- North Carolina State Parks has a variety of adventures planned for the weekend. Check those options here.
- Our GetHiking! program has hikes planned, including a a hike in Panthertown Valley on Aruesy. Learn more and sign up here.
- You can also find more adventures right here, at GetGoingNC.com.