I finally made it out to the mythical Pisgah Forrest. It's a long drive, which doesn't serve well as a day trip area. Hopefully a few overnighter's are in the future.
I planned doing a loop of Laural Mountain, for a total of 14 miles of difficult riding. Unfortunately I got a bit mixed up and just wound up doing and out and back. I'll have to try again perhaps with some more planning, and maybe I'll figure out how to use my fancy pants GPS to help.