Over July 4th the husband and I decided to take a little hiking adventure nearby. Most hiking spots in Raleigh aren't very exciting, but the Eno River State Park at least has a river, a rope swing and a cable bridge. Other than that it's really just trails through the woods. Nothing too exciting or strenuous.
We thought it would be a great idea to hike as the temperatures so far have been rather mild for Summer in North Carolina. We've had so much rain this year that it's kept our temperatures on the 'cooler' side. We've averaged 83 degrees this year in July with only one 90 degree day. To put things in perspective last July the average for the month was 95 degrees with 7 days over 100+ degrees. However, I will say the humidity is still a killer. Within the first 30 minutes at 9am, we thought that this could be a bad idea. We were both already profusely sweating. That could have been due to all of the stuff we decided to bring including 2 backpacks with food, camera equipment and a tripod in hand.
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