Sunday afternoon I took Griffin, Greg Hammett's running partner, for a hike in Pisgah State Park. I parked at the Horseshoe Trailhead and went down Horseshoe Road. The Chesterfield and Horseshoe Roads are well packed by snowmobiles, but where there are snowmobile tracks- there are snowmobiles, so we took the Habitat Trail (where the 50Kers turn left during the race) and went up a previously untraveled trail to the beaver pond. Griffin broke trail for me. We explored a little and then came back and went a ways down South Woods Trail. South Woods has a pretty good packed trail for snow shoes and skiing- we passed a couple skiers on our way out.
|Griffin in the deep snow on Habitat Trail|
|First Bridge (going int he direction of the 50K course) on South Woods Trail|
|Griffin breaking trail on the Habitat Trail|
|Griffin checking out the beaver snow lodge|
|A lookout from South Woods Trail - always looks like there should be a moose out there no matter what season|
|Snowshoeing on South Woods Trail|
|More South Woods Trail; Griffin coming back for me in the center....|