I went hiking for a couple of hours this evening at Duke Forest. I started around 6pm and got back to my car just after 8pm.
It wasn't all that hot, low 80s, but it was very humid and I wasn't wearing clothes for hiking. On the other hand, wearing long pants, socks, and collared shirt probably helped keep ticks off me---and that's a good thing. The woods are full of ticks though not quite as bad as last year.
The first picture is from a descent that leads down to the river. The second picture is of the river about a half mile away from where I took the first picture.
It was so humid that by the time I got to the river I was pretty damp. Hell, within the first 20 minutes of hiking I was soaked with sweat and it probably never got much worse. The excess sweat just dripped off me and onto the trail.
You'd think a hike like that would have been unpleasant---but it wasn't. The mechanics of keeping the sweat out of my eyes was annoying but the hike itself was very nice. It's a very pretty area. I like walking the trails in Duke Forest and Eno River Park quite a bit.
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