When my friend Sophia called me on Saturday evening to confirm our hiking trip the next morning, I was overwhelmingly excited about my first official hiking trip, that I went to bed early. 6:30pm...EARLY. That's a morning person for you. As my body naturally awoke at 3:47am on Sunday morning, I thought maybe my body had exaggerated a tad bit in falling asleep at that time.
As I made my way to Morton Peak, I could not help but to enjoy the scenic route getting there. I appreciate nature, but truthfully, I don't consider myself the outdoor-sy type. Maybe that will change, maybe? While hiking the 3 miles to the top of the peak, bobcats, rattle snakes, and lizards where all in the back of my mind. What were we to do if we were attacked?! Oh just the thought gave me the heebie-jeebies, but having my friend with me and seeing other hikers along the path, gave me some peace.
It took us one hour to get to the top, and once there the view was incredible. There is no doubt in my mind that I want to do this gain. In fact, we will be hiking Forest Falls very soon!
The entire experience was fun and worthy of repetition.
On my To-Do list?
Hiking boots & a weapon for precautionary purposes.