Saturday, February 19, 2011

15 Perfect Miles in DuPont

It was sunny, 60'ish, and dry.  I had had a stressful week due to house purchasing drama and a disappointing hearing on Friday, so I definitely needed some forest time.  I headed to the Fawn Lake parking area and figured I'd put together a loop from there.  The trails were absolutely perfect, and it wasn't quite as crowded as I thought it would be, but there were quite a few folks there nonetheless.  I started down Reasonover and, after the climb, decided to head down Turkey Knob Rd. and Poplar Hill Loop for the first time.  That was a good call.  I went out and back on those and then continued on Reasonover.  This is easily one of my favorite trails in the area.  I wish it was about 10 miles longer, though.  From Reasonover, I did the Lake View Loop real quick just to see what it was, then on to Lake Julia Gulia Rd.>Camp Summit>Airstrip>Airstrip Tr.> Shelter Rock>Barn Tr (Where I saw two older ladies riding llamas.  Not joking.)>Bridal Veil Falls>Corn Mill Shoals>Shoals>Laurel Ridge>Mine Mtn.  It was an excellent day on the bike.

Turkey Knob Rd.

Old Wagon on Poplar Hill

I bet this was sweet when it was new

Perfect Day


I love the Salsa bottle cages

Boathouse on Lake Julia Gulia

View from Airstrip

Bridal Veil


  1. I hope that weather holds for another 2 weeks!

  2. I hope it holds for a lot longer than that.