While Jason has spent countless hours out on trails being one with nature, before moving here I could count on one hand the number of times I had gone hiking. Walking for hours carrying a heavy backpack just didn’t appeal to me, I preferred to spend my weekends sleeping in and nursing a hangover or two. As I’ve gotten older though, the hangovers seem to last forever, and I don’t need to sleep in as much since I’m used to going to bed early for work (hellooo adulthood). Jason has used this change in events to his advantage, and now we regularly wake up early on the weekends to hit the trails while less people are around and the light is best for taking photos.

Untitled_Panorama1So he can take photos like this


This past weekend we wanted more waterfall action, so we checked out the trail to Bridal Veil Falls. The majority of the hike was relatively easy, though the last half mile of climbing up rocks and stairs was quite a workout for our quads.




DSC_4430Stairs and more stairs


The early morning temperature was nice and cool, and we were able to enjoy the sights and sounds without too many other people around.


DSC_4355This parking lot was beyond full when we left


It’s taken some time, but I think I’m starting to get the appeal of hiking…







DSC_4407So much better than being hungover

5 thoughts on “Hiking for Noobs

  1. It all looks so refreshing and healthy. The pics are great…especially the black and white of Christine at the waterfalls.


  2. Great pictures and beautiful scenery. Mom and I can’t wait to get out there to see it for ourselves. However, you are going to have to carry us on these hikes so we don’t slow you down! Love you
    P.S. Where’s adventure beagle?


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