Yesterday I had plans to return to Dawson Forest to camp for a night. But I didn’t get away early enough for that ride. So I set my sites on Panolo Mountain which is less than 20 miles from home.
When I got to the campground all the primitive sites were taken -:(. Actually that’s not all bad. Those sites were built last year and they’re really nice. I’m glad I’m not the only one to notice or care.
So I made plans to stealth-camp and started pedaling the trail to Arabia Mountain, where I’ve seen promising opportunities in the past – not so much “if” I can camp, but “where”?
Eventually I stopped at One Mile Rock Trail, which is close to the Klondike Road access to Arabia Mountain trail. I went to the bottom of the rock and discovered this pretty lake.
The lake spills over a little damn and makes a creek that forms small cascading pools of water along a nice trail.
I walked that trail for a few minutes and found that it hooks up with the boardwalk along the Arabia Mountain Trail.
Returning to One Mile Walk, I hunted around for a bit and found a good spot in the woods near the trail. I had a nice evening last night.
I’m up before dawn. Made coffee and oatmeal. Now I’m enjoying this pretty world.
Today I think I’ll ride up to Lithonia on the trail and then head home. Beautiful weekend
Note to self: Lithonia to Stone Mtn via Martin road, redan road, rockbridge/ridge ave is very quiet and shady