Yes, being scared of heights doesn't pair well with flying or hiking. But I continue to do both. Repeatedly.
Why? A means to an end. The end, in this case, being the views, the fresh air and our 2015 Hiking Challenge.
This year, we're on a mission. Hike, hike and hike again.
We have decided to challenge ourselves this season (well, Spring through early Winter) to get out there and explore the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.
To get exercise by gradually increasing the difficulty of the hikes each month.
To get out of our comfort zone by trying a new hike each week.
Hike No. 1: Mount Mitchell, the highest peak this side of the Mississippi. The views speak for themselves.
Time your afternoon hike just right and catch the sunset as you drive back down the Blue Ridge Parkway.
A full summer ahead.