Thursday, October 28, 2010
Medoc Mountain State Park, N.C.
I had made a trek to this park with my family a while ago,
just for a day hike and some time away before school started.
Its a great park, that is well kept and just close enough to make it
It has a HUGE kite flying field, several trails varying in length
and difficulty(most of which loop to ease tensions about getting lost),
a great camping area that divides the RVs from the tents, and rangers
that are very helpful and friendly. (note: there were several RVs
in the tent loop for some reason during our latest stay...does a
generator really need to run...ALL NIGHT!?)
The weekend we were there they
had a series of races through the trails that kept them pretty well
off limits till later in the afternoon. We hit the trails with no map and
were able to navigate through the Discovery Loop Trail as well as the
Stream Loop Trail. After a long haul we crossed the Little Fishing
Creek and started onto the Summit Loop Trail, but by that point
the day was ending and we had to make it back to camp.
The trip was a great success and we decided that a return trip
would definitely be in the near future. Part of what made it such a
great spot...LOCATION! It's a mere 2 1/2 hours from home.
Far enough to get the new scenery and get "away", but close enough
so the return trip gets you home by late morning or noon at the
latest. If you get a chance check it out, you won't be disappointed.