Sunday, February 24, 2013

Catfish Lake in Croatan National Forest

I took this panorama at Catfish Lake in the Croatan National Forest. There are signs on the highway indicating that it is there, but unless you know the roads in (or have satellite images) you will never find your way to the lake. There is a rather large gravel/sand road into the national forest (Catfish Lake Road) but it doesn't actually pass by the lake. It actually passes by about 500 meters from the lake and you can't see it from the road. You have to take an unmarked single vehicle dirt track to the lake. Unless you know it is there, you would miss it or think it unimportant. After driving for hours we got there right at sun set. What you don't see in this picture are all the mosquitoes, the smoldering campfire behind me and the two slightly inebriated hunters with their packs of beer and hunting rifles. Despite all that the view was incredible.

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