Last Saturday, we took off for the Rich Mountain. There are two Rich Mountains where we live, but the one we were going to hike is part of Moses Cone Memorial Park, which is on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Even though the trail we took was a 7 mile loop from our car to the top and back, it was an easy 7 miles as they are only carriage roads.
It was a cool June day, with highs in the mid 60's and a good breeze going. So, it was weird telling the kids to pack sweatshirts in June. But it is Boone.
We love how the long trails really give the kids a chance to just hang out and talk.
We met some cows along the way. There seem to be a lot of cows in Watauga County for some reason. The cows did not seem to want our attention though.
This trail was not one of the favorites as it was an easy trail and there was not much to see. It was nice to check off another trail. We are hoping to explore a lot of new trails this summer.
How long is the longest trail you have done with your kids?