A small group took advantage of the great weather to hike up to Beech’s Mountain. This trail is a good workout, rewarded by excellent views. We stopped at the broad overlook to the northeast to enjoy the scenery and then continued on to the summit of Beech for lunch. We then decided to make a loop back to the parking lot by taking the flagged route down the north side of Beech’s mountain, continuing on the old logging road for a while, and then following another flagged route along bluffs, finally joining the North Chinese Mountain trail. 6.5 km; less than 4 hours.
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