Happy 1st Day Of Fall


Today is the first day of fall and I could not be happier! Bring on the apple pie candles, puffy jackets, cool weather hiking and bonfires.

Jake and I have been hiking almost every weekend, and I have so many more hikes planned for the fall! Our latest adventure was a 19.4 mile hike from Table Rock State Park to Sassafras Mountain and back. We definitely pushed ourselves, but being outside ALL DAY was wonderful.

sassafras mountain

I’ve lately developed an interest in “highpointing” and “peak bagging, ” which is one of the reasons we hiked to Sassafras Mountain (it’s the highest point in SC). I’m thinking Mt. Mitchell may be next on our highpointing list.

If you’ve never heard of highpointing, it is when you climb to the highest points in all 50 states within your lifetime. Peak bagging on the other hand is when you summit a group of mountains based on certain characteristics, like geography. The one I’m interested in completing is the South Beyond 6,000. If you are a highpointer or peak bagger, I’d love to hear about your experiences!

Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful first day of fall, and didn’t contribute to Starbucks running out of Pumpkin Spice Lattes… Kidding! I had to end with a fall joke.

Happy Trails!

Appalachian Trail Practice Hike

This past Saturday, Jake and I ventured back up to South Mountains State Park for another Appalachian Trail practice hike. We hiked a total of 10 miles over 5 different trails. Check out our video to see how it went!