A little over a month ago we waxed over our upcoming Winter Wild series of monthly hikes. We won’t wax again; you can read that account here.
But we can’t help but mention one more time, here on the cusp of the 2021-22 Winter Wild season, how much we love exploring off trail when the temperatures and the leaves drop. With more freedom to roam, without being as tied to a trail, winter offers a more true sense of adventure. And so we make the most of it.
This morning, we went out and got a preview of our first hike, this Saturday, at Eno River State Park. Not the part you may well be familiar with, the parts where finding a parking spot on fall weekends can be a challenge. Rather, an area known as the Eno Wilderness.
Check out our short video of our preview hike and see if it doesn’t put you in mind of some epic Winter Wild Adventures!
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Go Wild with us
Here’s the quick skinny on our 2021-22 Winter Wild Adventures. All hikes start at 9 a.m.
- Eno Wilderness, Eno River State Park, Durham. Saturday, November 20, 6-7 miles. 4 hours
- Caswell Game Lands, Yanceyville. Saturday, December 18, 7 miles. 3 hours.
- Three Sisters, Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury. Saturday, January 8, 6-7 miles. 5 hours
- Lower Haw River Natural Area, Bynum. Saturday, February 5, 7 miles. 4 hours
- Birkhead Mountains Wilderness, Uwharrie National Forest, Asheboro. Saturday, March 12, 8 miles. 5 hours
We have only 4 spaces remaining for each hike. If you sign up for the series, you are guaranteed a spot on each hike. In addition, if you sign up for the series, you get our GetOriented! Finding Your Way in the Woods class, a three-hour map and compass class that starts with a 30-minute introduction to using a map and compass, then spends two and a half hours putting those skills to work in the field. The series also includes tip sheets for water crossings, hiking in the rain, hiking off trail. Cost of the series is $195.
Any spaces remaining for a hike will be offered before the event, for $45.
For more information and to register, go here.