J. Strom Thurmond Lake
After lazing around a bit in the morning,
we got on our bikes to take a look at the
We peddled to the trailhead which was just past the entrance gate to our campground.
The trail stretches 37 miles from the North Carolina-Georgia border
to the southern part of Georgia.
It approximates the path of 18th century naturalist and explorer William Bartram.
Initially we were going to hike it, but it is also marked for bikes,
so we opted to ride it instead.
It is a fairly easy trail, a bit narrow in spots, but not too difficult for us :-)
There are several ways to access the trail from the campground.
It turned out that the trail came out right by our site,
which was a good thing, as the signs at the trailhead
said to make sure to wear orange at this time of year due to hunting season.
We quickly changed and got back on the trail.
We rode by a little pond, and saw some goose butts..
The trail meanders through the woods, and once in awhile breaks out by the lake..
There was a spot to drop down to the lake's edge..
We rode over 4 miles, and it felt good!
When we got back, we had some lunch outside on our picnic table.
A female cardinal slowly made her way to our feeder..
Her husband was more aloof :-)
Looks like another beautiful day today!