Hike: Mountains to Sea Trail – Segment 10
Date: June 29th
Notes: We departed our homes mid-day and drove directly to Durham. It was HOT! 94 degrees at the start of the hike. We took plenty of water and tried to hydrate before the hike. We started approximately at 2pm and followed the footpath around and along the Eno River. At some point or another, we found ourselves at a massive popular quarry site full of young folks swimming and getting sun. We continued on our journey around the quarry thinking if we had time it would be nice to float around and cool it! At some point, someone resting along the quarry asked us if we needed anything water? How considerate! But we were good. We did miss the trail around the quarry, probably because our attention was divided. We soon found our error and continued along. I grabbed a photo (see below) of a young adult carrying their massive pink floater back to their car. lol
The rest of the day was uneventful. The bugs were not too bad, maybe the mosquitos, but I feel like the high intense dose of Off I took before leaving helped me fight them off. We kept moving and made it our destination, a city park in Durham called West Point on the Eno.
We spent the night at the Red Roof Inn, located a local friend for dinner (Peter), and called it a night. I crashed hard. Apparently, there were several arrests made at the hotel that evening. Didn’t hear a thing!
Total Miles: 10.65