Spent the morning yesterday in Umstead wandering around.
Every time I go I'm blow away by how nice the forest is out there.
The trees are surprisingly open and its easy to wander off trail for a few miles without running into anything but rolling hills and wildlife.
Its almost hard to find briars of any sort and the animal runs provide a few short cuts that make it even easier to lose yourself from civilization.
I discovered a fairly flat topped hill a good distance from any of the trails with water nearby. Could easily hang a small army of hammocks up there. Might have to go back for some stealth camping one day.