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The Iceman Cometh

January 21, 2007 – Badin Lake; NC

This trip started out with lots of emails. No-Show Greer (COP) bailed at the last minute Friday afternoon, but at least he sent the food with Muffin Man. The rest of us eventually gathered at the green arrow by 8:30 PM or so on Friday night. We camped between a gravel road and the lake in a well used pull-off car-camping site.

On Saturday, Muffin M. fixed a breakfast of srimp and grits with cheese. Then part of the group hiked to a lakeside campsite while Infom. and Muffin M. paddled around the lake to the same spot. Eventually the hikers made it to the site and some of them went for a short packless hike to check out other possible campsites and some boulders. The rest took a nap.

Later in the afternoon, we all gathered for dinner. Mr. Dork and PP fixed a nice dinner of rigatoni with a sausage and cream sauce with bread. We spent the evening watching the beautful starry sky and roaring campfire.

On Sunday, after a breakfast of lentils and kielbasa with jelly biscuits, the hikers hiked out and the paddlers paddled. The cold rain started while we broke camp and was coming down pretty good while the hikers rolled in to the parking spot.

Despite the MLK trip’s history of being a winter trip, the only ice was found in Golf Boy’s sleeping bag. Not to say that he’s a cold bedfellow – I wouldn’t know. On the contrary, Blister Sister was warmed up quite well by the ice she found in his sleeping bag. Once she wrapped a little foil around the band, it fit her ring finger just fine. =:) During the morning left-hand wahoo ceremony, BS kept putting her hand on top of the pile, but none of us were observant enough to notice the rock, so she had to point it out to us. Sorry you missed that, No-Show!

Congrats Iceman and BS!!!

Another great adventure with great friends!

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Paddling in April

April 21-23, 2007 – Location TBD

There’s usually always a kayaking trip in April. If it turns out to be a coastal location, this time of year is perfect – it’s warm enough to be pleasant and cool enough not to be steamy, and the bugs aren’t out in force yet. So far, the exact  location of this year’s trip has yet to be determined. Anyone got any ideas to share?

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March 18, 2007 Umstead State Park

I was hoping to get out for a ride, but thought I’d probably be limited to Umstead due to Friday’s rains. I posted the outing on the TBARC-RDU Meetup site but hadn’t seen any RSVP’s before I left. As I rolled into the Winstead parking lot, I was pleasantly surprised to see four others waiting for me there.

We decided to ride from there to Mo-ville and ride those trails. Greg had seen earlier in the week that the bulldozers had moved in and some of the trails were obliterated. When we got there, it was true. We debated about whether the dozers had been intentionally wiping out the trails or not. No conclusion was reached. We did discover that most of the western half of the trail system remained intact, so we rode it twice.

On the way back we took a different route and hit the Norwell Ct trail and some of the Black Creek Greenway.

Had a great ride!

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Hello world!

Welcome to the Adventure Family trip reports blog! I’m trying this out to see how it works as a place to post trip reports. Participants can reply, adding comments to the posts I make. That way we can all share our thoughts and memories of these adventures.

Feel free to contact me directly if there’s an adventure you took that you think would be interesting to include as an Adventure Family Trip. I’ll be glad to post it for you.

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