Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Hiking in Montreat
On a warmish day this week, I drove to the tiny town of Montreat. It sits at the base of Mount Greybeard of the Black Mountains surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved wilderness. The town is home for Montreat College and Conference Center. At the entrance to the town you can pull over, park your car, cross the rustic bridge and have access to numerous hiking trials.
Today I was more interested in walking along this creek which is fed upstream by Lake Susan. We had some rain recently and the water burbled and splashed over the rocks at a steady pace. It was late afternoon and the sun glistened on the water. The trees were bare except for a few rhododendrons. In summer this place is very cool and shady.
I love to come here for a short peaceful walk when the weather permits. I hope you enjoyed the visit with me.