Monday, November 12, 2012
My plan yesterday was to hike from one park to the other through trails that are not marked anywhere on a map. One park is a State park, and the other is a County park, so for some reason there are no maps connecting the two. I was going to take my blackberry with me, since I have a GPS app on it and I figured that it would at least show me if I was close to the other park. I have tried this on 3 different occasions, only to turn back when I was about 30 minutes into the hike.
I got to the parking lot of the state park, and there were no spots left. I wasn't sure if there was a class going on or not (they have rock climbing there), but I was disappointed that I couldn't park. So, I went to the County park, thinking I would try the hike in reverse. When I got to that park, the rangers were not letting anyone in the parking lot due to the storm damage. So, I ended up at the lower parking lot of the first park. I have walked these trails when it's crowded, and it's really not fun, so I decided to try and find the cave that I've been looking for for a few years, since those trails are less traveled.
I walked the opposite side of the creek to see if I could see where the cave was located. I got to the end of the park where the NO TRESPASSING signs started and didn't see where the cave would be. So I doubled back and decided to try and find it on the side that it is located. The trail is a little tough in spots, but we managed, and we finally found the cave.
It's not really too big, but it has a history. During the Revolutionary war, a group of outlaw brothers that sympathized with the British, used the cave as one of their locations to hide there loot.
It was a great hike, and I was able to cross one item off my hiking list.