Monday, April 06, 2009

Hanging Rock State Park Ride

Sunday was a great day to ride. So Slick and I headed to Hanging Rock State Park. The weather was perfect with temps in the mid 70's and it was mostly sunny. As usual we saw bikes everywhere. One of the main reasons for riding to the park was to do a little hiking around the lake at the park. The park has a very nice lake and every time I have went to the park it is never crowded. There are a lot of nice trails around the park. I plan to hike to the top of the hanging rock this year. I was told it was a challenging hike (I like challenges). I figure when I do the hike I will have to plan on a whole day of hiking and make sure I have everything I need for the trip. I look forward to taking pictures from the top of the mountain. Taking my camera will make me feel like "Survivor Man", except I am taking lots of water and snacks. I not eating any bugs or snakes on the trip unless I get lost.

Slick and I took a few pictures while at the park. There was a nice picnic area there. So we snapped a few pictures there. Below are a couple photos from the trip and the route we took to the park.

If you decide to go on the route we took you will really like it. The route has some nice small town along the route and some country roads to enjoy. Slick really enjoyed the curvy roads on the back roads (not really, curves scare her but she hung in there). So if you like curvy roads you will enjoy that part of the the route too. There are not a lot of roads with the curves, but the ones that do have the curves are awesome.

If you get a chance to go to Hanging Rock State Park, check it out. It is worth the ride. And besides, it gives you a great excuse to ride.

If you want to see the trails at Hanging Rock State Park click on the link below:

Hanging Rock State Parks Trails

Until next time and remember, don't be too busy making a living you forget to make a life.