Sunday, February 22, 2015
After searching around Weather.com to see SE area temps, I realized that temps would be around 55 on Sat. I was set, invited friends and headed out for an adventure.
We got to the Brickhouse Parking area and saddled up after paying the $3 day use fee. We got on the Palmetto Trail heading south, hoping to make it the 14 miles to the next trailhead and then back. My only goal was to be out in the woods for 4 hrs. Other than that I was determined to have fun, and Jamie was on the same page.
We meandered through the woods, hooping and hollering and loving the 50 plus degree weather. Pretty soon I was stripped down to shorts and short sleeves. So refreshing.
We decided to turn around at the 2 hr mark to make sure we would have the energy to get back without turning the day in to a death march. When the time arrived, I took a look at the map and realized that we were only 1.5 miles from our goal. We decided to keep riding, tired as we were.
The only problem is that now my mind is racing. So many options! I'm thinking that I could route a 60 mile route with a mix of 50% single track 50% pavement and gravel road. Gotta go explore some more!!
I ordered a map of the forest and can't wait to scour that and get back down for some more adventuring. It is going to be a great winter riding area, with temps 15-20 degrees higher there than here in Asheville, and only a 1.5 hour drive!
Posted by Stephen at 5:49 PM