Hawks Nest State Park Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Hawks Nest State Park Lodge Ansted
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... Steve sorted out a couple of technical hitches with his iPad banking app using the Motel's free wifi. Seems like a very good motel chain, budget priced at $75 per night, free wifi and free continental breakfast. Clean, comfortable beds - that's all you need for an overnight stay. One thing we have noticed at local bars. Wandered next door to another one of those bar/ restaurants called Applebee's. Had a ...
... closed at 5pm. I was the only one there, so I bought two sample bottles of "corn liquor" and grabbed a table in the shade to read a local newspaper and drink a bottle of water. Nice and quiet out there, and I got a chance to rest a bit. I headed back into town to find a liquor store to get some airplane bottles of booze. It took me about 20 minutes of back roads to find out it was not where it should be, so ...
... we hung around at the picnic table because it was the only area avoiding the rain. We had a fun time talking and laughing before we headed to bed.
The next morning, we grabbed some amazing biscuits and coffee then we met up with Fox at the trail head. This time because the weather was so bad, Fox lead us to a little hidden wall that was dry enough to climb. Some of his friends from PA were there, they were super nice and all very strong climbers. Pathetically, ...
... much did Ruby and Ben in. But the way back barely required pedaling, and it was a nice reward for the hard work of the first pass. Following our ride we had lunch and then did a short tour of Thurmond. The train depot now serves as the visitor center, and a few original building of the town still remain. Trains still run there, and the post office closed as recently as 1995. It was a bit spooky to try to ...
... super strong boulderers. And there I was the noob flailing around on 9s and 10s...
It was a good learning experience though and it was super fun to watch Fox attempt one of the hardest routes I had ever seen. He's a beast.
Once we got back I could only hang around the fire for a bit because I had to Drive another 4.5 hours to work... 9 Hours drive for a less then 24 hour trip... yeah never again.