October 26, 2010
|Today, we hiked at Black Rock Mountain State Park on the James Edmonds Trail. |
HIKERS: Janice Arnold, Joe Arnold, Thomas Bowers, Phil Brownrigg, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers and Carole Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. - The James Edmonds Trail is a 7.2 mile loop trail that leads to Lookoff Mountain overlooking the Wolffork Valley. The terrain is hilly and includes nice mountain creeks and mountain views. Rating - Moderately strenuous to strenuous, especially the last half mile.
Directions: Located on Black Rock Mountain Parkway, 3 miles north of Clayton off U.S. Hwy. 441. Look for brown directional signs in Mountain City.
Another great day for a hike! Cloudy with a rain shower. Total distance hiked - 7.2 miles.
FLOWERS IS BLOOM: Blue Aster, White Woods Aster, Wreath Goldenrod, and Mountain Gentian .
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Canada Geese, Crow, Grouse, Nuthatch.
Scroll down for photos and video from today!
Another Great Day for a Hike!
We did the East Fork on the way out and the West Fork back to the start.
Beautiful mountain creeks!
Fungus of the week!
Rock face at Lookoff Mountain.
Looking down to the Wolffork Valley.
Nice pastoral scene!
A brief shower on the trail.
Rock Cap Fern
Black Rock Mt. Lake
Beautiful cascading waterfall
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Phil Brownrigg, Carole Wintle, Janice Arnold, Joe Arnold, Greta Driggers, Thomas Bowers and Jim Driggers.
|James Edmonds Trail 10-26-10|