Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Walk in the Woods

Yes, I'm stealing the title from that hilarious take on hiking the Appalachian Trail, written by Bill Bryson. I had my own walk in the woods this morning at Crowders Mountain State Park. I went for a 7.5 mile hike with a 50 lb pack on my back. I'm actually doing some conditioning for a backcountry hiking/camping trip to Colorado next month. Crowders Mountain provided some good long inclines to really get my legs and feet going. Tonight I am feeling it...very worn out.

Crowders Mountain is only 45 minutes away from my house. North Carolina has a great state park system and all these parks are very well maintained. We're very fortunate to have this.

Anyway, a great way to start off Father's Day. I was on the trail at 8am and back home by lunchtime and spent the rest of the day with the family. The picture above was taken at the summit's overlook.

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