My first local hike. It was a simple introduction, crisp, sunny and peaceful.

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User: Amuzed - 12/17/2011

Location: Chalk Ridge Falls Park

Rating: 1star
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 4.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 5 hours


 The Falls were a trickle, at best. The trail however was nice. I explored the red blaze trail, to what became bushwhacking for about a mile when I decided to turn back.

The river is nice. The woodlands were fun. The boulders were a great place to lunch.

I plan to return and follow the blue/green blaze.

How far will folks carry beer bottles into the woods? This was the only negative of the day.

Area around Chalk Ridge Falls Park
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