Private Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 8.4 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1100.8 miles

Elevation Gain: 1080 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 162869 feet

As I mentioned in my previous trip report, we again visited a private tree farm that allows public access.  The area we hiked was mostly well shaded or under a nice tree canopy.  This was good as it was a very warm day, and the lack of direct sun made this a tolerable hike. 🙂

Not much was remarkable about this hike, unless walking past a quarry or seeing power lines floats your boat.  Mind you, I didn’t mind seeing these attributes of modern civilization since I was a guest on private forest lands.  Other than the power lines and quarry this area contained lush forest and some roads with high grasses.

One interesting point to note is how inaccurate the maps on my GPSes can be, regarding private lands.  I carry three devices with GPS capabilities, a Garmin 66st, Garmin inReach Explorer and a Samsung S20 Smartphone.  They all use different mapping software and offline maps, and they don’t have the same data.  Only the main roads appear to be somewhat similar, and accurate.  The minor roads may or may not be there.  Unfortunately, the company which owns this land doesn’t appear to provide maps for personal use, at least from my research?

A very nice day and well worth getting out and enjoying mother nature. 🙂

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