Sunday, April 26, 2015

Return to Medoc Mountain, Hollister NC.

Medoc Mountain is not really a mountain at all; its highest point reaches an elevation of only 325 feet above sea level. It is, rather, the core of what was once a mighty range of mountains - Medoc Mountain is what remains after millions of years of erosion. The mountain and surrounding land have long been used for agriculture. Once the property of Sidney Weller, a noted farmer and educator, the area was used for the cultivation of grapes in the 19th century. Weller produced a highly acclaimed wine known as Weller's Halifax and is credited with developing the American system of grape culture and winemaking. It was Weller who named the mountain "Medoc," after a province in the Bordeaux region of France famous for its vineyards. We reserved the best site there, which was easy since the campground was empty!

After the rain stopped we made a nice fire to dry out to.

A nice sunny day to do some hiking! Well... At least it wasn't raining.

This is the Carolina riding tree, pioneers used to ride these for days!

Down by the creek, a little warmer and this could be a fun swimming hole.

The Carolina Double D tree

This Cardinal was following us around after we stopped for a chocolate cookie snack, think he wanted some crumbs.

Stick it to Soreness!! Hiking takes its toll on our muscles, so we use some of our Essential Oils to relieve our achy muscles!

After a nice long hike, we were ready for some grub. We made some hamburger, swiss cheese, bacon, sautéed mushroom, spinach and onion subs! Mmmm… good.


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