Uwharrie Mountains - January 14, 2012 - Member Trip Report

Hike Name: Uwharrie Mountains
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Trip Rating: 3 stars
Trip Date: January 14, 2012
Duration: 3 days
Trail Conditions: Good
Trail Traffic: Light to Moderate
Trip Weather: Sunny
Trip Winds: Light
Trip Precipitation: None
Trip Temperature: High: 51-60, Low: 31-40 degrees Fahrenheit
Trip Report: This is the second time I used the Dutchmans Creek trail and Uwharrie trail to make a figure eight loop hike. The Dutchmans Creek trail is the more strenuous of the two. At times, you are going straight up the mountain (although the mountains there are less than 1,000 feet, so it is not too bad). Lick Mountain is the more difficult one to pass because it is a steep incline and then up and down for about a mile. Be sure to schedule in breaks for this section. During the winter months, the trails seem to be traveled only by joggers (there is the Uwharrie run in February or March) and boy scouts. Both nights of camping, we had to share our campsites with boy scout troops. The trails are very well marked, but the Uwharrie map I used does not show all campsites nor all water sources. It does have some creeks on it, but not all. Be sure to get water when available because not all campsites have a creek running through it. There are plenty of of uncharted campsites, although they are not evenly displaced. There at times two or three sites within a half mile and then there are times where you do not see another campsites for a few miles. This was again a great trip. I love this area, but again, I have not seen bigfoot!



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