14 Apr Trails That Rock!
Soaring! Or so it feels, that incredible feeling of being above it all, perched on a sunny mountain summit, surrounded by views. There’s just something magical about seeing the world from above, wrapped in mountain breezes and surrounded by rolling Blue Ridge beauty.
So often people think of the west coast as a hiking mecca. When really, some of the best hiking in the country is located in North Carolina. With four national forests (Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, Croatan) the Great Smokey Mountains (the most popular national park in the USA) and the Appalachian Trail running through it, it is hard to beat. North Carolina has Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak on the East Coast, and the Linville Gorge, which is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the East. If you are just a beginning hiker or an experienced one, North Carolina has something for you.
I couldn’t hike such long hikes without my favorite Exo Sox from Dirtball Fashion. They are so comfortable with moisture wicking properties and the design ensures that your hiking shoes won’t eat your socks. The wicking copper infused compression sock combats against sweaty feet and the copper acts as a antimicrobial to keep the smelly odor causing bacteria at bay. These really are a must for any outdoor enthusiast. I can’t tell you how much I depend on them while I’m on my treks.