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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

posted Feb 12, 2017, 3:29 PM by Justin P   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 3:30 PM ]
With temperatures approaching the 80s today, it was a beautiful day to hike the next sections of Falls Lake.  Today, we were hiking sections 17 through 21, starting at Hereford Road.  There had been a prescribed burn along the first part of the trail and the smell of burnt wood was still strong. The burnt areas ended after a quarter mile or so.  Near the end of this section, I stopped for a picture of the old dilapidated shack along the trail.

It's not in great shape and may come down soon, especially if there is another prescribed burn.  Heading to section 18, we crossed on the causeway on Redwood Road.  Sometime after Hurricane Matthew, a sinkhole opened up along the road here.

I first saw it towards the end of October and it's grown since then.  In the news, I heard someone fell in and had to be rescued by the fire department.  Next, we hiked the short section 18 to Hickory Hill boat ramp and section 19, ending on East Geer Street.

It's a surprise to see a small airstrip here and in the nice weather, some of the planes were going up.  Then we hiked along I-85 and crossed under the highway through a tunnel.

Section 20 continued to Redwood Road and Tom Clark Road and then got on 21.  Almost immediately, we crossed railroad tracks.

Then, the trail led past Holcombs Lake and a landfill before ending at Red Mill Road.  We took a break here and then hiked back.