After the bears didn’t show up for our dinner meeting, I decided to take the hunt to them. So Sunday we drove around trying to find the hiking trails using what must be the first map ever drawn by the directionally challenged.
I think it was actually an after thought and hand drawn on a different kind of map.
It looks simple enough but These roads don’t even line up and the only trail marker I found had a sign beside it that said “Stay Out. Private Property”. Unless that is North Carolina’s way of saying “Hello hikers and welcome” I think I was in the wrong place.
Later that afternoon, with that failure fresh in my mind, I decided to try to get a few shots from the drive up pull-out off of the main road since the air was so clear. I have never see less haze , which is perfect since I no longer have a polarized filter. This is the best of the shots that afternoon. Someday I am going to learn to put the camera on the tripod, which was 15 feet away in the car, but I am always so confident that I can hold the camera perfectly still.