Nathan, the hubbie, and I headed out in the warm yesterday for a quick hike around Pisgah National Forest. We headed into the forest in Mills River, NC, just outside of Asheville. Nathan is a big hiker and loves the outdoors. He grew up camping and exploring the mountains in Pennsylvannia and New England. I did not grow up hiking and camping, but since meeting him, have gone many times. I actually kind of like it now 😉 Yesterday was no exception.
However, at one point we did a very steep climb to the top of a ridge. Check out the picture from the top:
I had a “moment” on the climb when I did not want to go any farther. I kept turning around and looking down wondering how in the world I would get back down. Luckily, we decided that once we made it up, we would descend along the crest and find a more gradual slope. Luckily we did!
And of course along the way, my wonderful husband did his part to conserve the natural world 😉 He always brings a plastic bag on hikes to pick up trash on the trail. And he found quite a bit! So next time we head to our new NC playground, it will be a bit cleaner…for us and everyone else!