The Hiker and Disc Golf
Need a short hike on the go? Visit your local Frisbee golf course!
Thanks to geocaching, I’ve gotten to visit disc golf courses in roughly a half dozen states. Apparently, disc golf courses are popular geocache hiding spots. I’ve found them to be great hike substitutes as well.
Instead of following blazes, you follow signs or paths to the next tee or hole. You’re outside, enjoying the fresh air. The spots are typically convenient to the community, so you don’t have to drive out to the boonies to get to a trailhead. Finally, according to the Professional Disc Golf Association, “The ideal location combines wooded and open terrains, and a variety of topographical change” which means you get exposed to a variety of sights and you are likely ascending and descending to do so.
Keeping all that in mind, a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for a short outing in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, I ended up at the Frisbee Golf Course at Fun Junktion. It was quite nice. There were holes in an open field. There were holes nestled in the woods. There were holes by a small creek and holes with views of the nearby ponds (plural).
Along the way, I got to see a variety of birds and a variety of trees.
And best of all, the Fun Junktion Disc Golf Course has hills. Lovely, lovely hills. Those are in short supply in these parts.
More pictures of my outing to the Fun Junktion Disc Golf Course can be found on my Flickr site.
To find a Disc Golf Course near you, check out the Professional Disc Golfer’s Association Course Directory.