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Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

We’ve been back from our vacation since Saturday, but I’ve done a horrible job of keeping up with writing about some of the things we did. I guess I took a bit of a break from blogging, too.

One day last week, we headed to Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, NC, with our friends who we rented the beach house with. Our friends had been there before, and told us that the park was home to some incredible sand dunes. It didn’t take a lot of arm-twisting to convince us it would be worth the trip.

The trail is sand from the start, and goes through some trees/shrubs and up a hill.

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When you crest the hill, the view is absolutely breathtaking, and the scene looks like some kind of crazy desert.

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The scenery truly was beautiful, and surreal.

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Things got more surreal when we came around a corner and saw water not too far away.

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The trail followed the water for a bit …

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… before heading back, across the sand dunes.

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Animal tracks were all over the dunes … I think these are fox and hognose snake, but I’m not sure.

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The trail was short, but beautiful. We did another, similar hike after this, though it was through some wooded areas and had less sand dune scenery.

Afterwards, we headed to Mama Kwan’s Tiki Bar for some great seafood, and drinks. This parrot was filled with a very refreshing tropical beverage. A great end to a beautiful hike.

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2 Responses to “Jockey’s Ridge State Park”

  1. Chris Says:

    Wow…those are some different looking images. I thought I was at the wrong blog. Well done photos. It appears that you’ve had a great time. I’ll bet, however, you’d like to spin some cranks pretty soon.

  2. Bill Lambert Says:

    Great photos. Some of those photos, without the ocean in view, look desert-like. The one with the ocean looks like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. Glad you and Sarah had a great time. Welcome home!

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