When I was 8, I remember my mother telling me to get out of the house and play. Well, if she only knew how far that outside went, I think she would have put more boundaries on me. My friends and I would adventure to the “woods” near my house.
When I was a bit older, I joined the Boy Scouts. I found that the weekly meetings were okay. I did receive a few merit badges, but really didn’t care for this part of the experience. What I loved were the monthly hiking trips. They were fantastic. We would be given a bead to add to our belt sash after we had gone on the trip and let’s just say that I had a lot more beads than merit badges. A few hikes that I recall; Providence Canyon in southwest Georgia, portions of the Appalachian, Cumberland Island where we watched an armadillo run among ferns in a pine tree covered glade. Even though the Scouts was not for me, I continued to hike.
Other memorable hikes since then; up to Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia, with the trees draping over the trail weighted down and coated with ice. What an ethereal place. Up to Blood Mountain from Slaughter Gap Trail, the view is incredible (and again part of the Appalachian) and Panther Creek Trail with three waterfalls, each more spectacular than the last. I can’t leave out the Mount Charleston hike with my sister. She has hiked it many times, so I joined her one year. It was spectacular with an elevation of 11,918 feet.
These are the some of the first memories of hiking and being outdoors where I had the freedom to explore. I never lost that enthusiasm to seek out new and beautiful places. Since then, I have hiked in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming.
I hope you have that same passion, because that is why I developed Hiking Revealed. It gives others helpful information so that they can have the most fulfilling experience possible when hiking.
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