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Sunday, September 17, 2017

I didn't exactly hike this exact route. We took the left fork and ended up on the black forest trail, connected to Grady road and ended not far on 44 from the pull off for BlackBerry. The left fork took us down the mountain on a pretty steep trail with a small boulder pile to traverse down. Once at the bottom we followed black forest across the stream, quite a few times, till we hit Grady all at a relatively slow incline. it was a more difficult 6 miles but still a really nice hike with a great view and forest scenery.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

This is an interesting area with many other trails in addition to Naval Run. You cross a stream to start and then shortly thereafter cross again (if you are doing the trail counter clockwise). We missed this turn and hiked merrily along another very nice trail until we noticed our error. Another thing: this trail is remote and does not seem heavily trafficked. About halfway into the hike we encountered a black bear and cubs eating blueberries. This was on an old mountain track and we were able to see them from 100 yards away. They did not retreat, so we turned the loop into an out and back hike. If you plan to do this hike, I would recommend making sufficient noice some of the more densely vegetated areas so you do not inadvertently startle an animal. We were staying overnight in Slate Run and while leaving this morning a 6:30am encountered another bear on the far side of the bridge. A much easier feeling as we were in our car. i have been reading bearsmart.com to brush up on how to safely manage bear encounters. Note: I would definitely return here as the trails are in great shape and the hike is beautiful.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

This was a great trail...especially going counter clockwise. Very step incline going up through the valley....had to stop many times for a break. Once on top the trail is great and well maintained. The only bad section is coming down the face where all the switch backs are. There is a section where there are a lot of blowdowns, trail is overgrown with high weeds, berry thorns, etc. This is probably the first 1/3 coming down. Once your past this area the rest of the way down is steep with many switch backs. Bring lots of bug spray for this time of year.

Definitely going back when there's not a heat wave!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

This was a great trail! Nice for kids and those who may not hike often. A couple of nice patches of ripe wild blueberries made for tasty treat. Also a couple of nice vistas too. Would be a great trail in the fall while the leaves are changing. I would suggest wearing pants this time of year as a couple of sections had high weeds we had to go through. All in all, very nice afternoon getaway.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016