|Was that Bigfoot I heard back there?|
|A wee spot of geocaching battle damage|
Today's caching outing proved far more successful. I set my sights on Eden, NC, for several newer ones, including three in the Civil War Trail series. I've been quite enjoying these, as they take you to numerous historic areas around the state, and in the Piedmont Triad, many of them are quite scenic. Today I returned to the site of a couple of older, now-archived caches, the Leaksville Cotton Mill, originally built in 1839, of which all that remains is the stone foundation next to a small dam on the Smith River. Then I was off to the Wentworth Methodist Church graveyard, where many of the graves date back to the mid 1800s, with several prominent local figures from the Civil War buried there. Today, no DNFs, and some exceedingly pleasant hiking.
Soon, it will be wine time. Yes.
|A view of the Smith River from the Gravely Nature Preserve|
|One of the many tunnels of mountain laurel along the Smith River at the Gravely Nature Preserve|
|Just above the dam on the Smith River at the Leaksville Cotton Mill in Eden, NC|
|A serene, picturesque graveyard behind the Wentworth Methodist Church on the Civil War Trail|