I never posted the pictures from the Big Hike last fall.
It was a one mile hike to the top of a mountain that stood tall along the Blue Ridge mountain range. Towards the end of the hike the trail was nearly straight up the side of the mountain!
The views from the top of Hawksbill Mountain were some of the best I’ve seen in the Blue Ridge. It was also exciting because we finally managed to time it right to see the perfect autumn leave colors.
It can’t really be seen in this picture, but on that rocky ledge is Wiseman’s View, which I visited years ago! It was cool to be on the other side of it.
These mountains overlook Linville Gorge, which is a river that runs though this area deep in the valley.
We stayed on the mountain top for a while, eating the little picnic we packed and looking out at at colorful mountains.
For some reason this short weekend trip the the mountains almost a year ago really stands out in my mind as one of my top favorite trips. The weather was perfect and everything we did was so much fun, with no stress of worries. Looking through these photos really reminded me of the time spent there and made me excited to return soon.