Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cowpens National Battlefield

We ate lunch in Gaffney and then headed over to Cowpens to check things out. Originally, I had planned that we would visit Kings Mountain one day and save Cowpens for the other. However, rain is forecast for tomorrow and quite a bit of it. As a result we decided to explore Cowpens today.

We checked out a large monument just outside the visitor center
Cowpens monument 2
and the exhibits inside the visitor center before we headed outside for a walk along the 1.25 mile long Battlefield Trail.
Noelle walks Cowpens trail
The scene here was not as impressive as at Kings Mountain, but it was still a nice walk. Sierra was pretty tired by this time and so she was in a slightly cranky mood. Sure enough, Sierra fell asleep in the backpack.
Sierra asleep in pack
There aren't many monuments on the battlefield here, but there were some interpretive signs to describe the action and a small monument built by the Washington Light Infantry way back in 1856.
Washington Light Infantry monument
It was a quick visit, but an enjoyable one.

Yearly hiking mileage for 2015: 18.9 miles  

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