The Carolina Thread Trails are a series of trails that run across 15 counties in North and South Carolina. Typically these trails are interesting, and relatively easy, so it seemed like a great place to get in a hike, and do some geocaching.
The day broke down into two parts. First was a leisurely stroll along Balls Creek along the Thread Trail. The trail also skirts along some privately owned corn fields. The stroll was very pleasant, which was good because I completely failed on finding the cache. After a 30 minute search I called it quits on the cache. The trail itself was worth the walk tho.
The second cache was across the road from the mill. The trails connect, but the trail is not a part of the Thread Trail system. This was evident as the trail quickly faded into the underbrush, and I spent the last 500ft guessing at where the trail was.
The cache was near a small falls along Balls Creek. My GPSr was bouncing everywhere, and previous logs indicated that the coords were off by up to 65ft. So I resorted to depending on clues in the logs and the hint, and using my geosense.
It was a tough grind, but I stuck in using nothing but raw determination to not go home empty handed. It took me 65 minutes, but I eventually found the cache. Relieved I signed my name to the log, and headed back to the van.
So it was a good day. Along the way I saw some interesting sights, starting with Murrays Mill itself.
Moonshine and Bootlegging - oh yeah, baby.
Another wonder of nature is this carpet of greenery over the leaf littered forrest floor. It was a lot of green for still being early February.
So that ends my little adventure. Really, not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.