Mile markers between Kerr Reservoir and the Tom Dooley area. It was like a game trying to find them. most were hidden by something, like tree branches, weeds, a fence, a guardrail. As you can see by my pack, guardrails are my friend. I can back up to it and just ease my pack off.
Dinner!! (just playing) Second turtle I pulled out of the road. I have seen 3 of this species. Anybody know what kind it is? The third was under my tent 1 night. Poor little guy, I thought he was a rock. He was ok the next day. We talked it out.
I saw this and got so excited! Tom Dooley museum? And a Daniel Boone cabin? And a blacksmith shop? And then, after walking down a side road to it.....
Letdown. I was very disappointed. Seemed like something somebody built to try to scam some bucks. And they are only open on the weekends, like 3-5. They could have put the hours and prices on the main road sign. hawky was not amused.
Tom Dooley. He's everywhere.
Pineola Road. The worst road I have ever been on. This is the recent one with nothing but bugs, going up and up in circles. A lot of trails up there, mostly to waterfalls and lookouts. I was trying to be confident and say "yeah, I got this like a boss!". Didn't last long until I was screaming bloody murder lol.
This was at a community rec center near Fort Defiance. I was out of water and far from a town. Again, hawky was not amused...
Plaque for Laura Foster (Dooley's victim). Her grave was across the road in a pasture. Couldn't get in. Well, I could have, but I would have had to jump a fence, so I didn't.
Right off the main road. I was taking a break here, and a lady pulled up and gave me a bottle of ice-cold water. She was into what I was doing. She said she did the entire Appalachian Trail when she was younger.
The structure on the right is actually an open structure...it's jam-packed with hay.
I'll try to post more pics. hard to keep a charge on the old cell phone I just use as a camera, so I have missed a lot.