And Still More Walks With Humans!

More Walks With Humans: Falls Lake Dam

When somebody tells us to go take a hike or jump in the lake, we don’t get offended. In fact, we get going. There’s just no shortage of places to visit in the Raleigh area to do either.

One of our favorites happens to be right near our house…The Falls Lake Dam and its surrounding areas. Falls Lake Dam happens to be a modest walk from our house.

We dodged thunderstorms on a balmy July afternoon in an attempt to beat the crowd. Thunder rumbled in the distance but no rain ever came near. Fitz and his human owners are little affected by thunder, thankfully.

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Falls Lake Dam is nearly 100 feet tall and nearly 2000 feet long.

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Fitz may look sleepy but in fact he’s merely being crafty.

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The Lake beckons through the trees…time for a dip!
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Falls lake covers 14,000 acres, making it larger than almost any state park in North Carolina, and follows 28 miles of the snaking Neuse River.
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There are at least two nesting pairs of Bald Eagles on Falls lake, plus many Ospreys.
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There is at least one happy dog at Falls Lake.

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Falls Lake and its adjacent lands are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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The Mountains to Sea Trail follows the 26 mile route of the Falls Lake Trail

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And back home we go! Another successful walk with the humans. They need their exercise.

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