The hike will traverse:
Eastward on Hillsborough's Riverwalk,
Classic American Homes Preservation Trust trail,
Pass the entrance to the Historic Occoneechee Speedway,
The James M. Johnston Nature Preserve trail,
Bushwhack 'the gap' mostly within the ERSP,
The river leg of the ERSP's Cox Mountain trail,
Then the ERSP suspension bridge across the Eno to the parking area
The bushwhack section is roughly 5 miles of unmaintained social or no trail, uneven ground, occasional holes, through sections of high brush, crossing drainages and one stream, potentially marshy areas and some quite steep slopes. If the ground is wet, there may be slippery sections.
The total hike is roughly 8-9 miles, in the past it has taken 6-7 hrs.
If you can join us: Please respond by email to Bill.Boyarsky@gmail.com by Jan 1, 2022 -- your response puts you on the notification list for update, postponement, or cancellation messages.
What to bring: You will need to wear appropriate-for-the-weather clothes (that can get muddy or wet), solid shoes or boots, and bring lunch, snacks, and water.
Cancellation: If the hike is postponed or canceled due to bad weather or high water, an email will be sent out no later than 8 pm. the preceding day (to the RSVP list).
COVID-19 concerns: We will carpool twice. Please bring a mask and be prepared to use it, if requested.
Hope to be hiking with you.
Friends of the MST Task Force Leader, Orange County