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Trout Lilies and Wildflowers

posted Feb 26, 2017, 5:20 PM by Justin P   [ updated Mar 5, 2017, 4:18 PM ]
Although it hit 80 yesterday, it was feeling a bit more like February today.  With a high around 50, it was quite a bit cooler, but still a great day for a hike at Falls Lake.  We hiked the last section, 23 from Red Mill Road to Old Oxford Highway.  A number of small wildflowers were blooming along the trail.

After passing the campsite, I started to see some trout lilies.  These little flowers are usually the first to bloom in spring.

Further on, we crossed a bluff above the Eno River and came to an old abandoned railroad tracks.  We followed the tracks a short ways to a bridge over the river.

Then we finished at Old Oxford Highway and crossed to Penny's Bend and took a break at the river.

After a short break we headed back.