This weekend Meg and I had a sudden urge to be one with nature, so we ventured for the first time to Crowders Mountain. Despite growing up only 20 minutes away from the park, we had never been. Corey mentioned right before we left that the trail was in fact 6 miles there and back, which was slightly longer than we had assumed in our heads. However, since we have had extensive Mohican training, we felt that we could handle it. When we made it to the top (after climbing the dreaded stairs that passing travelers had warned us of), the view was really impressive. What was not impressive was all the fools that were lounging on the rocks just inches from the edge. Regardless, it was a refreshing little trek that I hope to make again soon.