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Falls Lake Section 1

posted Aug 28, 2011, 12:26 PM by Justin P
With Hurricane Irene, there was no hiking for me on Saturday.  The NC State Parks are still closed, so this morning, Sandy and I hiked Section 1 of the Falls Lake Trail at Falls Lake.  It runs from the Falls Dam on Falls of Neuse Road to the bridge over Falls Lake on Raven Ridge Road; total distance about 3.5 miles each way.  There were two trees that had fallen over the trail - one was easy to step right over, the other required a little more climbing.  However, we saw a volunteer with the Friends of the MST who was out assessing the trail and had a saw to clear the trail, so this should be cleared up shortly.  Despite the rain from Irene, the lake is still quite low.  At the end of Section 1 on Raven Ridge Road, we could see people fishing who had walked out on the exposed lake bed.  We also saw the most perfect and symmetrical spiderweb I have ever seen.  Uploaded the pictures to the Falls Lake webpage.