october 2018 hike: oak mountain state park.

i joined grivet again for their october hike to oak mountain state park in alabama and had a great time. it was cold and rainy in memphis, but it was 80 and sunny at the park.

oak mountain is just under four hours from memphis, so it made for an early morning and a long drive, but it was well worth it. the park is massive and has a golf course and camping and kayaking opportunities in addition to miles and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.

when we arrived we hit up the trail to peavine falls. it was a great hike, but unfortunately the “fall” was but a mere trickle. the climb back up was steep and set my quads burning, but it was a pretty trail.

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after the falls we took a quick detour to see the bird habitat and then grabbed lunch and ate by the lake.

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once we packed up from that, we drove over to the trailhead for the king’s chair overlook and set off. it was a long hike, but the view from the top was well worth the sore muscles on monday.

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all told we hiked somewhere around 7 miles that day, and i felt it in every muscle and joint the next day, but i am so glad i went.


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