Marathon hike leader Rod Broadbelt reports that his schedule of really long monthly hikes — the hikes aren't quite that long; he conducts them monthly — at Umstead State Park is such. (Note: all hikes depart at 8 a.m. from the Umstead parking lot off Harrison Avenue and I-40. )
Saturday: "Wilderness Hike," a 10-mile, mostly off-trail hike. A return by 1:15 p.m.is expected. Cautions Rod: "Wear sturdy footwear and long pants as we will have steep and slippery banks down and up, fallen trees to get over, under or around and maybe some briers."
April 4: Carter-Finley Stadium Hike, 13.5 miles.
May 2: Umstead to Lake Crabtree mountain biking trails and back to Umstead, 14 miles.
June 6: Approximately 12 miles, no off-trail.
Questions? Email Rod at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 363-6611before 7 p.m.