It was easy to spot the trail down to the pond.
I believe that is Bald Bluff across the pond and it figures later in our story.
There looked to be a trail to the right along the pond and there were even a couple of old blazes. We were told this trail was longer than our source wanted to walk but it soon petered out. We bushwhacked around a bit looking for a trail but could not find it ( lots of scrub and difficult for Kelley) and were soon blocked by a stream. I did find an old tree.
Back at the start of the trail there was an old woods road
It went down again but before long it too ended.
Back to the car. Decided to do nearby Bald Bluff - trailhead a few miles up the road from where we hiked yesterday.
About 5 miles down the road we came to this
I thought maybe our trailhead was not too much further so we walked up the road a bit- no problem walking across the bridge - but at the top of a hill I could not see it ahead and gave up near this flowering tree.
Not a total loss, as there was a pond next to where we parked
so Kelley got some water
A frustrating outing but we got outside on a nice day and got a bit of exercise.