Hiking Loblolly Trail and Schenck Forest in Raleigh NC

I joined a local hiking Meetup group.  I went on my first hike yesterday.  We started at Schenck Forest and from there ended up on the Loblolly Trail.  
Below is a description of the Loblolly Trail from NC Parks.gov
There are links to each trail below.

Location: Back righthand corner of the Reedy Creek Entrance parking lot.
Description: This out and back trail crosses Reedy Creek and continues to the park boundary. For those looking to venture farther, the trail connects to Schenck Forest. Options for loops are available at intersections with the park’s multi-use trail at Reedy Creek Trail and South Turkey Creek Trail.
Point of Interest: 
Length:
2.70 miles
One-way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Blaze:
Blue Squares

    





Blue squares on trees mark the way along Loblolly Trail.
Hiking Trail
Surface: Natural surface
As I was reading the rules on the sign I saw a word I was not familiar with.  Geocaching???
Lets Google it.  Here is what Wikipedia had to say...

"Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world."

I did not have a bike a horse a dog or a gun and I had no plan to geocaching so I was good to go:-)
Below are some photos of my adventure.  Sorry to say I don't know which trail was which but it was a wonderful hike and we were somewhere:-)
The hike begins...
A few of my hiking buddies...
 This reminds me of the woods I used to explore as a child.
 We jogged up this hill on the way back.  It was a bit steeper then it looks in the photo...


Interesting sights along the way.  

All in all a lovely hike.  And yes, I am sore and tired but can't wait until my next hike.

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