|view of Fawn Lake from the trail|
|Cindy shooting Fawn Lake from the trail|
|looking up from the trail|
This is one of the nicer trails I've been on in DuPont, mainly because it's a single lane trail through the woods instead of along a gravel road. On trails like this in DuPont, you really have to keep an eye and ear out for mountain bikes. They are supposed to yield to hikers, but it's a lot easier to just step out of their way. Most are nice and look out for hikers, but we've run across a couple so far that would have run us over if we hadn't gotten out of the way. The Mine Mountain Trail begins in really open woods - hardwoods mainly - then transitions into a younger mixed hardwood forest with mountain laurel, rhododendron, and other understory. The trail comes back out on Fawn Lake Rd a short distance from Conservation Rd.
We headed towards Conservation Rd, but this time when we got to the intersection with the Airstrip Trail, we took it. You can't miss it because it follows the old paved airstrip towards a pretty good view.
|view from the end of the airstrip|
|view looking back down the airstrip|
|the barn on the Barn Trail|