This is probably not the same thing that Dolly Parton had in mind when she made this hit way back in the eightys but you are going to love this little hike. The Cache is located on a little known and seldom used piece of wooded land that lies very quietly between a Charlotte Cemetery and a Public School.
For the last five or six years, Birdwatchers have come here in the early mornings with their binoculars, cameras and tape recorders to capture on film and on tape the actions and sounds of such birds as: the robin, english sparrow, turkey vulture, Cardinal, mourning dove, bobwhite, kestrel, redtailed hawk, flicker and on occasion the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker but no one has ever seen a Kirtland’s warbler. Perhaps you will break the spell.
Recently, “the powers that be” thought about bulldozing the trees and clearing the land for soccer fields and softball fields that they said were needed on the East side. There was an outcry from the citizens in the area and it was decided to leave the area unimproved until such time that monies could be raised, found or appropriated for improvements to the area that would include paved paths and green areas.
It is a nice easy walk that curves between wooded areas and emerges onto broad open areas for short distances only to disappear again into the deciduous and evergreen woods. Some wild and ferocious animals that you might encounter are: playful gray squirrels, raccoons, moles, and a slow and ugly “possum”. Many years ago there was a goat who lived and roamed this area at will but he is “long gone” now. He even had articles in the newspaper written about him.
Parking is on the perimeter road near the South woods. N35° 12.532 W080° 46.535
The trail head is 250 yards from the parking area: N35° 12.447 W080° 46.567
Please take a trash bag with you and remember, “ALWAYS WALK WITH A FRIEND.”