A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kairshma and I decided we needed to go hiking. We chose a challenging trail, packed our backpacks, and headed to the mountains.
|long narrow road on our way to the mountains :)|
|walking down the road to the foot of Old Rag Mountain with Kairshma|
|let the climbing begin. It was hiking all of the way, then when we got towards the top, there was a lot of climbing|
All those trips to the rock-climbing wall in our gym definitely paid off ;)
|a 5 mile hike up, my first time climbing a mountain|
we picnicked with our bagged Panera lunches on the big rocks at the top :) IT WAS SO COLD.
"Climb a Mountain" is now crossed off my bucket list. It had been forever since I really hiked and it was such a great feeling to just take a weekend off and enjoy a nice trip to the mountains. Next time, we're camping. I haven't been in years and I'm dying to rent some tents and head back to the mountains.
It was really challenging, but SO worth it. I burned 2195 that day. I feel accomplished.
Wanna visit Old Rag Mountain and become a mountaineer like me? DO IT.