My husband and I recently traveled to North Carolina to attend a friend’s wedding. Even though we only stayed for a weekend, we still managed to squeeze in a bit of sightseeing, which, in our case, consisted of climbing a mountain.
Though we’ve never gone hiking on a mountain before, we decided to attempt the Moore’s Wall Loop, which was labeled as “strenuous” in our travel guide. For some reason, we thought strenuous meant “aerobically challenging” (and “we’re fit people, right?”), but in all actuality it meant “you might fall off of the mountain and roll to your death.”
It took us nearly three hours to scale the mountain (2 miles to get to the trail head, 4.1 miles to do the trail, and 1.8 miles to get back to the campground), but the views were definitely worth it.
It was a great bonding experience for us, as we spent the vast majority of the three hours totally alone on the trail, and often had to help one another scale slippery rocks. A healthy marriage is a marriage where both parties help and support the other, and this hike definitely encouraged us to work together and with love!
Optimistic for more exciting adventures ahead!
~ Victoria Elizabeth