We drove to Mt. Pleasant which is about two and half hours away near Lexington, VA. We met up with Zach and Lauren (the only two who didn't bail from the western area of VA. It. Was. Freezing. I'll admit, I didn't dress in layers like I should have. I figured a t-shirt and hoodie would be fine because I would warm up. I warmed up - I don't think my fingers or nose ever did.
I had my new camelbak and Zach let me borrow his hat...which...made me look ridiculous.
We had tried Mt. Pleasant before and ended up doing some kind of super lame field hike before we found the right trail and then I had to leave so I never got to go to the top. We got the right trail this time and blazed up the mountain - everything seems a little easier ever since Arizona - but still hard enough that I'm not just jaunting up the trail.
|That green patch is the super lame field|
We got to the top pretty quickly, and that gave us time to explore.
|He's really happy because he fit through the hole|
and play chess
and get proposed to
|Get proposed to and say 'no' - check|
Get in a fight...
And of course (apparently) time to Party Rock.
|Just so you know - we are pretending to hold 'the gnome' which usually accompanies us on hikes but Zach left him in the other car...|
|Where's Waldo - seriously, Ben's clothes made him blend a lot.|
And afterwards we stopped for a fancy lunch/dinner at Hardee's. Yum-o.
Another successful hiking trip - and the first one where we went to get something to eat afterwards...yum-o.