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Ecusta Trail Bushwhack

 

Last updated 11/24/2021 at 12:09pm



Last Friday, Nov. 19, four of us (Brian, Olin, Richard and I) hiked the Ecusta Trail from Oskar Blues to the French Broad River boating access near Crab Creek Road. The idea was to get a head start on the coming Trail experience. But, 20 plus years of disuse revealed a sort of post apocalyptic experience. That included fallen trees, growing saplings, blackberry and wild rose canes, thickets of kudzu and other ground vines, and many burrs (tick trefoil mostly). Though we crossed maybe five bridges only the one across the Davidson River was ruined enough to force a hike around.

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