|A morning on the AT|
|Bez sharing her son's story|
Thirteen of the twenty-six registered Xtreme Hikers hit the Dobie Mountain trail this weekend. Our practice group added three nurses who treat CF patients at VCU Medical Center, their significant others, a cousin of a CF patient (who is recovering from a recent ACL surgery), and a guy who wanted to match his passion (hiking) with philanthropy. We have an amazingly fun and dedicated team of hikers! I wish we had MORE practice hikes between now and September!
The Dobie Mountain hike was a little different than the first practice hike (Mt. Pleasant). The DM grade was much gentler than MP-- there was more of an elevation gain/loss, but the switchbacks were a blessing on my old knees. The stretch we hiked was on the AT, and the trails were maintained much better than our previous hike-- no hiking through waist-high weeds this time around. Even though I preferred this trail to MP, the overlooks were a little underwhelming when compared to the . amazing panoramas at Mt. Pleasant's summit. The overcast skies probably didn't help the views either. Overall, there weren't a ton of sights on this trail, but it was a nice workout and a great way to spend the day.
|Coming Soon: Three Ridges|
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