Friday, September 11, 2009

hiking with my honey

Derek and I decided to go hiking a few Sundays back. We have talked about going for what seems like forever and just haven't done it. So, I looked up a somewhat easy hike... nothing too crazy, but something to give us a challenge. Our plan was to go to Noble Knob and hike the 7 miles round trip. When we finally got there, we realized we didn't have a pass for our car to go up to Noble Knob... so we hopped out at the last place we could go and started walking. We figured we would just venture on a hike no matter what! Well, we got to walking and found a sign that said "Noble Knob 4 mi" so we went that direction... BAD MOVE! It was an uphill climb the entire way! We huffed and puffed our way through trees... I was kinda irritated with the site that I had found this trail on said that there was the sites of a steep hike, with out the steep hike. All I saw was trees above and below me! We decided to turn around after a couple hours of this crazy hike, when we ran into a couple guys on bikes... ya, I know what you're thinking "Who goes on this crazy trail on a bike?!", well they did! We asked them how much further to the top and they said "Well, probably another 2 miles... this is the 'short cut' to Noble Knob". Supposedly, it's shorter than the other hike in the long run, but WAY harder. Nice.... Well, we pretty much ran down the hill and slept like babies when we got home. We both are bound and determined to conquer this "short cut" now haha!

At the beginning... nice and calm, and FLAT

Only partially there... we were still happy looking haha!

Just a view of the trail... kinda steep!

Where we stopped for lunch

Poor Derek was soaking wet from sweating so badly... click on the photo to see it bigger!

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