Tuesday, April 27, 2010

North Carolina Recap Part II


Two blog posts in two days after 10 days of nothingness. I'm a loose cannon!

After conquering more than 14 miles of hills and trails in North Carolina, Jenny and I decided it would be a good idea to end our mini-vacation with a shorter scenic 3 mile run on the Lake Johnson Park Trail. The paved loop around the lake is 2.82 miles and full of SHORT steep hills and scenic views. Jenny and I ran, while Kelly walked the loop. With Jenny and I getting lost once (almost a given these days) and doubling back at the end to meet up with Kelly I'm guessing it was a 3 to 3.5 mile run, but the real point was to have a fun run around the lake.
The trail is absolutely beautiful. The park is free and the whether in Mid-April is amazing, or at least was during our visit. Here are a few pictures of the trail and us goofing off on the run:

If I lived in Raleigh this would be a regular running route for me. It's a short loop, but the hills and beautiful of the forest would make doing a few laps completely bearable. Plus, I heard a rumor that there's an unpaved trail looping around the other side of the lake that adds an additional 1.64 miles. All and all.... I great travel run!


  1. Oh wow, what a beautiful place!! That first pic looks a little like my blog header. :)

  2. How beautiful! That last photo is awesome.

  3. Wow, sometimes I miss forests and the like. Glad to see Jim/Patti L is bothering you too.

  4. Yup.... had to delete old Jim/Patti L and their spam comment. The Chinese/Japanese have been leaving spam comments too.... might have to set it so I have to manually approve comments if it gets worse. Thanks for the comments all my REAL friends!

  5. AHHH! That's my old running trail. I ran it every day. The hills at the mid-way point are killer. :) Glad you found the best running trail in Raleigh!