Hatteras Island Camping

It’s been a long, strange, winter and I’m just now getting an opportunity to head to OBX for a little camping so I dusted off the Aliner, hitched her up, and headed for Highway 12. The forecast was perfect, high in the 80’s – low in the mid-60’s.  I wasn’t quite up to going all the way down to Ocracoke and I really like the NPS campground and Frisco, so skipped Oregon Inlet and kept on heading south.  You won’t find a barrier-island campground with more varied terrain than Frisco.  The northern part of the outer loop (remember, the beach on this part of Hatteras Island faces south) is built high enough in the dunes that many of the sites actually have a view of the ocean. You won’t get any shade, but there’s enough low brush and stunted trees that you’ll get a bit a privacy in almost all sites.

As usual when I visit the Outer Banks, it’s mostly about relaxing, a little kiting, and maybe some biking – and that’s exactly what I did. After getting set up Friday afternoon, I grabbed the Beamer 2.0 and headed down to the beach.  The winds were light which would have made it a good time to fly the 5 meter – oh well.

On Saturday I intended to bike over to the Hatteras Lighthouse via the trail at the east end of the campground. Unfortunately, after about a mile the trail became too sandy to ride and I headed back and took Highway 12. As it turns out, there may have only been a mile or two before it became rideable again. Next time I think I’ll push on and see what happens.

The wind was up a bit on Sunday morning so decided to fly one of the Revs before breaking camp and heading heading north. A couple hours on the beach and then it was time to call it quits and head home. Another nice weekend on the Outer Banks comes to an end.

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