Hike: Mountains to Sea Trail – Segment 9
Date: November 10-11, 2017
Notes: Dropped off car at Shallow Ford Natural Area around 6:45am, drove to Greensboro Bryan Park and departed at or around 7:30am. Finished day 1 around 4:30 a.m. Day 2 started later, after 8 a.m. and finished around 5:30 a.m.
Lowlights: Mostly road walk. There were some very busy sections of the highway, particularly around Elon. Many vehicles were gracious and gave us room on a very tight shoulder. A few cars gave us no room, honked the horn and not at all courteous. The shin splint injury resurfaced. Thankfully received some Aleve and pushed through both days.
Highlights: The small town of Glencoe. A hidden gem of a town that I would have no idea existed if it wasn’t for the trail. Meeting up with a childhood friend in Mebane, and having him join us for the walk on day 2. Meeting Friends of the MST trail maintainers on day 2. Thankful for their work as the trail in Alamance county was awesome!
Total Miles: 41.69 miles