First Day Hikes: A day in photos

First Day Hikes 2019 brought 3,859 people to North Carolina’s state parks. Hundreds of dogs, at least two llamas and a goat joined their human companions on various hikes across the state. Here are a few photos of us having fun!

First day hikers at the base of Stone Mountain.
First day hikers follow the ranger’s lead at Stone Mountain State Park.
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Cliffs of the Neuse has a record crowd for first day hike.
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Dismal Swamp welcomes its first goat hiker.
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Grandfather Mountain State Park’s first day hikers head out on the Profile Trail.
Haw River crowd together before first day hike.
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Lake Norman’s first day hike crew!
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Mount Jefferson first day hikers on Luther Rock.
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Mount Mitchell offers the highest first day hike east of the Mississippi.
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Mount Mitchell first day hikers learn from rangers.
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Pilot Mountain’s first day hikers on the Little Pinnacle

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