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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Warrior Creek

Nan and I camped at Warrier Creek, a Corps of Engineers campground on W. Kerr Scott Reservoir near Wilkesboro, NC.
View of the reservoir as seen from the Visitor's Center:
My site at Warrior's Creek campground
 The morning sun beckoned us.
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalm119:105)
Roe saw a path he'd like to take, the Overmountain Victory Trail.
 And so we did.
We followed the footsteps of the Overmountain Men who came this way in 1780.
Who were they and why did they come over the mountains?
 They were citizen soldiers, militia, patriots who left their homes and families on the west side of the Appalachians.                                       (Mountain Laurel)
 They marched over the mountains to fight the British who had invaded North Carolina.
 They didn't have a nicely maintained mountain bike trail like this, though.
 It was rough terrain and bad weather.
 Crossing streams and rivers with no bridges,
But they marched 330 miles, driving the British to South Carolina where they defeated them at the battle of King's Mountain.
 Roe and I didn't follow them that far. We went home and I baked a lemon meringue pie in my half-time oven.
Want some?

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