Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday November 29: Wake up on top of Little Table Rock Mountain, take lots of pics and backpack out then head down to Wilson Creek for some MTBing

click on the first pic and scroll left and right for a taste of this incredible spot:
Early morning gorge views:The Conley Cove Trail cuts right through the landslide in the gorge wall, click the pic above to enlarge and you should be able to see the trail snaking through.
Shortoff Mountain on down the Gorge:
My campsite was right between Hawksbill (to the right below), Table Rock, and the Linville Gorge (to left in pic below).From my campsite looking back past Table Rock towards Morganton. You can see the town lights at night.
One of the last big overlooks on the way down Little Table Rock Trail^
Then an awesome trail back to Spence Ridge v!
The trail where it crosses the creek.
The hike out was a lot easier then the night hike in at 7:00 pm.
^ Leaving Gingercake acres behind me and down 181 to Wilson Creek for some biking. After a big Thanksgiving day turkey and lunch meat sandwich and another energy drink I was prepared to saddle up for a Big O ride.
Ride start time: 12:36 pm finish time: 2:20 pm
Total mileage: 9.5 miles
Average moving speed: 6.7 mph
Total time: 1:44 Moving time: 1:24 Stopped time: 19:35 min:sec # of stops: 3
Birthday Knob
A true Rhodo tunnel of the sweetest kind:That is Wilson Creek down there:
It was another excellent day in the mountains, morning to evening! Threat of rain all day but only saw a few lite sprinkles and a lot of moisture in the air. Temperatures never less than 50s during my bike ride and probably up in the lower 60s at the warmest part of the day - not bad for late November.
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