In an attempt to become true Charlotteans, Austin and I recently took a cruise up to Crowders Mountain for what I thought was going to be a little afternoon hike. HAHA. More like afternoon mountain scale.
For us, most of the new places we try come from social media. However, Austin's coworker recommended this one. It's about 45 minutes outside the city and if you're from the area, you know about it. There are a few nice "trails" and it seemed like a fun, outdoorsy activity. Our goal was to make it to the summit, where you can see the Charlotte skyline. If you've been following this blog at all, you know I can be quite the complainer but I told myself I was going to be good on this hike. It would be a solid workout, right? And I did fine, right up until we saw the sign: DANGER, serious injury and death have occurred after this point.
The hike low key reminded me of the Parent Trap scene and I was evil Meredith. As much as I didn't want to be her, I kept envisioning that scene as I was spazzing about the bugs and stumbling over rocks. To be fair, it was a legit mountain climb. The rocks were massive and it really was "climb at your own risk."
We reached the top and were so disappointed because we couldn't see the skyline. It was beautiful but uh, where was Charlotte? Here we are with our iPhone compasses out trying to figure out which way to look. *eye roll emoji* To our surprise, we were staring at it the whole time but it was so far away we barely noticed. Classic.
My buns were sore for two days after but it made for a funny story. Maybe it was more of a you-had-to-be-there experiences, but hey I'm all about trying new things, especially in a new place. And if I work off some cals in the process, BRING IT ON.