The Transylvania Times -

First Day Hikes Break State Park Records

 

January 7, 2019

A couple hikes in Gorges State Park. This year's first day hikes broke records. (Times photo by Kevin Fuller)

First Day Hikes offered at all of North Carolina's state parks on New Year's Day brought a record 3,859 people to join 57 guided hikes across the state. Mild, dry weather made the hikes more attractive than those in 2018, which were marred by rain and winter weather.

To start the New Year, hundreds of dogs, two llamas and a goat joined their human companions on various hikes. Participants ranged in age from newborn to 95 years young. Cliffs of the Neuse State Park set a record for their park's first day hike program with 300 participants.

Many traditional events continued, including th...



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