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Hike to Hog Heaven? #82232
01/14/2016 07:19 PM
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I'd love to hike from Leverick to Hog Heaven for lunch. Has anyone done this? Wondering if there's a trail or we'd have to walk the road.

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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: Swifty] #82233
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Holy [email]cr@p[/email], by road it's about a 10 minute drive with no shoulder on most of the road, it would take forever to walk it. No trails that I'm aware of.


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: SuburbanDharma] #82234
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LOL...If Kris thinks it's hard to do? I wouldn't try it <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: SuburbanDharma] #82235
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If you're in decent enough shape it's not bad. I ran on the hills a few times when we stayed at Leverick in May 2014. Only made it all the way to HH once. Not sure of any trail but the road was deserted in the early am.


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: Riverfrontbrewer] #82236
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Ya never know...
My wife loves to run up there. Goats look at her like she's nuts.


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: HillsideView] #82237
01/14/2016 08:40 PM
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When you run to the right (there is a sign) off the main road there is a bit of a stretch with nothing around. Press on and you will find HH.

Run those hills eat more ribs drink more beer.
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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: Winterstale] #82238
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LOL...If Kris thinks it's hard to do? I wouldn't try it <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" />


Oh, don't go by me, I'm lazy as hell on vacation!!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/snore.gif" alt="" /> But this was our first time there & it seemed like a long drive!


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: SuburbanDharma] #82239
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Google maps places it at a few km. it's not that far.


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: warren460] #82240
01/14/2016 09:29 PM
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nothing is far. it's the 45 degree angle that is an ankle biter.

of course I know people that would relish the climb up the ghut to get there.

and some that would do it just for the ride down on a long-board.

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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: warren460] #82241
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My recollection is that it would be a lot closer coming back than going... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />

Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: P323] #82242
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We walked back to Leverick after taking the taxi up. Not too bad.


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: MrEZgoin] #82243
01/15/2016 11:10 AM
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I'm with Kris. The distance isn't bad but that's a helluva hike going up. Ya better know what you're in for.


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: msdj69] #82244
01/15/2016 11:24 AM
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Planning to do it this afternoon - will report back! At the very least, we'll be ready for some BBQ when we get to the top

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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: Swifty] #82245
01/15/2016 04:07 PM
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A long, hot walk up the mountain but amazing views and a well- earned, fabulous lunch at the end! It took a little under an hour and a half to get to the top, just under an hour to walk back.

Amy

Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: Swifty] #82246
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Whew. You are a dedicated walker Amy. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: Swifty] #82247
01/15/2016 05:03 PM
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A long, hot walk up the mountain but amazing views and a well- earned, fabulous lunch at the end! It took a little under an hour and a half to get to the top, just under an hour to walk back.

Amy


So 2 1/2 hours roundtrip when if you drive it's about a 30 minute rt. That's a LOT of valuable drinking/eating time. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: RickinAtlanta] #82248
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So 2 1/2 hours roundtrip when if you drive it's about a 30 minute rt. That's a LOT of valuable drinking/eating time. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


It's all about time management <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/drinking.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: LivinLarge] #82249
01/15/2016 05:08 PM
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and that's exactly why I drive. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: RickinAtlanta] #82250
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Life is for living. Beautiful views that Hogs Heaven has, they are best appreciated while you can breathe! I'm not 30 or even 60 any more. Running up hills just ruins your knees!

Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: salica] #82251
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PS:I walk (as Brits we do not call it 'hike', hiking is a totally different concept ) at over 1000 ft above sea level daily for 3-4 miles twice daily, , but would never consider 'hiking' to Hogs Heaven. I am on vacation. Take a break.

Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: RickinAtlanta] #82252
01/15/2016 06:15 PM
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A long, hot walk up the mountain but amazing views and a well- earned, fabulous lunch at the end! It took a little under an hour and a half to get to the top, just under an hour to walk back.

Amy


So 2 1/2 hours roundtrip when if you drive it's about a 30 minute rt. That's a LOT of valuable drinking/eating time. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


That's why you always bring a small hiking backpack! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: Riverfrontbrewer] #82253
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A long, hot walk up the mountain but amazing views and a well- earned, fabulous lunch at the end! It took a little under an hour and a half to get to the top, just under an hour to walk back.

Amy


So 2 1/2 hours roundtrip when if you drive it's about a 30 minute rt. That's a LOT of valuable drinking/eating time. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


That's why you always bring a small hiking backpack! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />


No that's why you bring a JEEP <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

Re: Hike to Hog Heaven? [Re: P323] #82254
01/16/2016 01:13 AM
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We took a cab. It was a long steep ride. Awesome view and food. Recommend going there but definitely by vehicle!!


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