|This was my first hike in 2010. Before it was all over, I was paying the price for not having hiked much since the
last time I was here in the swamp back in August of last year. However, as it turned out, this was a great
hike -- one that I greatly enjoyed, especially since my son-in-law John came down from Mt. Holly, NC to join me
in the pursuit of tired muscles and aching feet.
He had been wanting to do this hike with me and when my daughter found out I was planning on coming, she
hinted real good that John would "love" to go with me this weekend. So, after confirming that he would like to
come, I bought more beer (for after hike medical use only, you understand) and packed more trail snacks.