Our campsite at Vogal State Park, start and finish of the Duncan Ridge 50km
Big tree looking over our camp site.
Prerace carbo loading.
Duncan Ridge Trail Run Banner. The race profile is shown on the banner.
Coming into the 2nd Aid Station. Mile 8
Paul coming into the 2nd Aid Station
Paul at Aid Station #3, mile 13
Paul coming into Aid Station 5, mile 18.
Crossing the bridge to the finish.
At the finish. Got a finisher's hat and a gift certificate for the 1st place finish.
Paul finishing his first ultra race. He finsished in 19th place!
Paul coming into the finish.
Elevation Profile of the Duncan Ridge 50km Trail Race
The next day we went for hike in Western North Carolina. We started at Deep Gap.
Starting place for the hike.
There were some really steep sections at the start.
The wetness of the area allows for lots of fungus to grow on everything.
This trail marker is getting eaten by the tree.
There were several streams that one could not simple jump across.
Typlical trail section
Not sure what this structure was for.
Stream that we descended along.
Paul crossing another stream on a slippery log.
Dad making his way through a downed tree.
There was a short section back up the road and then a climb to get back to the parking area.
It rained overnight night, so the next day we drove to the Smokies National Park to do a short hike to some waterfalls. This is on the drive over.
Water fall along the Deep Creek Trail.
Deep Creek Trail. Actually it was more like an old road.
Hiking down to Indian Creek Falls.
Indian Creek Falls.
Paul enjoying the falls.
Along the trail.
We took a wrong turn and ended up at Wiggins family cemetry.
Come down a steep section from the cemetery.
Juney Whank Falls
At the Juney Whank Falls
View looking at the falls and bridge.