Sunny Sunday on the AT

After enduring a couple of brutally windy March days (in like a lion), we took advantage of the sunny, crisp Sunday and headed out on the Appalachian Trail towards Hay Rock/Carvin Cove.  The 8 mile round trip is a really beautiful hike.  Once you climb the 1640 feet elevation gain, you are mostly on a ridge.  There are several overlooks along the way.  With the sky as blue as could be, we got some good shots.

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There were definitely some obstacles due to recent winds.  We found ourselves climbing over, under, around and through.

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But we made our way to the Hay Rock in just under 3 hours, with a few stops along the way.

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Not sure how JG got these birds to pose for him.

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After all the short hikes I’ve done lately, this one really taxed my body.  Going down is always more painful.  But, spending time with the one I love in the beautiful outdoors, made it all worthwhile.

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13 thoughts on “Sunny Sunday on the AT

  1. Beautiful photos (again), Karen. I am just the opposite – going down hill is fine for me …. it is the climb uphill that kills me!

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  2. It’s really beautiful there! You seem to have endless trails to hike, follow, climb. Who maintains them? How did they get there? How do you know where you’re going? Am I asking too many questions? LOL x K

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    1. Kelly, there are lots of groups in the area that help maintain the trails. Some of the hikes are so popular, that the foot traffic keeps them clear. We do a lot of repeats, but yes, within a 2 hour drive we have many, many hiking spots. I often don’t know where I’m going – just ask my fellow hikers. But, usually, my husband and I go check them out first. I love hiking with him because all I have to do is follow. Any more questions?? 🙂

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