Tag Archives: rain

It’s raining? So hike! (Here’s how)

It was raining. I felt like hiking. So I did. 

It wasn’t a long hike. But it was just enough. Just knowing the rain couldn’t stop me was enough. It couldn’t stop me, because I was prepared.

Hiking in the rain can be a delight — if you’re prepared. The following tips for hiking in the rain were taken from our GetHiking! Hiking in the Rain tip sheet. For the entire 3-page guide visit our website and enter code RAINTIPS at checkout to get the guide for free through this weekend (March 30). read more

On fair weather crowds, foul weather solitude

From the N.C. State Parks and Recreation Facebook page on Sunday:

  • Occoneechee State Natural Area full as of 11 a.m.
  • Eno River State Park’s Cole Mill and Fews Ford accesses closed as of 1 p.m.
  • Raven Rock State Park is full as of 10:00 a.m.
  • Hanging Rock State Park is full as of 10:40 a.m. Main restrooms are closed due to sewer failure; restrooms are open at the lake parking lot. There were 1,000 more visitors at Hanging Rock yesterday than ever recorded before.
  • Pilot Mountain State Park is full as of 10:40 a.m.

A thousand more visitors at Hanging Rock State Park “than ever recorded before.” That is a stunning statement if you’ve ever been at Hanging Rock on a gorgeous spring or fall afternoon. A thousand! Where on earth would an extra thousand fit? read more

Get Out! Your Nudge for Weekend Adventure

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. read more

90 Second Escape: The Virtues of Walking in the Rain

Wednesday, Hump Day. The memories of your weekend adventures are too distant to cling to, the prospects of adventure over the weekend ahead too distant to ponder. To help you over these midweek blues, every Wednesday we visually take you to 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. read more