Hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains - Boomers Rock On

By
Real Estate Agent with Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Here's what I did in Asheville yesterday.  Since I want you all to get to know me better - as I do you - it definitely makes business (and of course life) alot more enjoyable, here's the tale of my Sunday in the Park with George (actually Jorge but close enough):

It's been a pretty gloomy past three weeks or so here in Asheville, North Carolina (and alot of other places too like Washington DC, Atlanta, etc.) but finally the sun came out this weekend.

I could have stayed in and continued my cram course in Active Rain education, but all work and no play makes for a dull life, so I went hiking.

I've been wanting to go on a hike with the Carolina Mountain Club here in town.  They're the oldest hiking club in the region (over 80 years and going strong) and have a wonderful program of full day hikes twice a week (Wednesday and Sunday) and half day on Sunday too.  I was hard at work at my computer following Active Brad, Debe in Charlotte and Agent Aaron, but the snow was melting, the air was warming and I needed a new blog post!

"Use real pictures!," others have said.  "I know.  I know."  Got my handy $100 Kodak charged, met the group at Westgate mall and off we went.

This group is very organized.  They plan their hikes in advance quarterly, so you know well in advance where they're going, the level of difficulty, the leader, etc.  I like that.  Don't have to think much, just put one foot in front of the other.

So there I was with Gideon, Jorge (an 83 year old mountain man by way of Chile, who takes his chain saw up to clear the pathways on his free time!), Marcia and about 13 other people who knew my name as the newbie of the group. (Being a newbie is my path at the moment it seems).

We did a 5 mile hike, after getting 2 cars stuck in the icy part of a one way road, climbed 1200 feet in altitude change to the top of Chambers Mountain and headed back in time for 60 Minutes and the Olympics (go Bode!).

This is my year to break out and do new things, learn more and spread my own "juice" (actually a blend with the other juicers I plan to meet).  So far so good.

Next week I plan to go to a Steppin' Show held in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Asheville's Black History Month.  The Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort Asheville will be the setting for Step groups from across the Southeast Saturday, Feb, 27 at 8pm. for the Black Student Association’s “Step It Out 2010: Go Hard or Go Home!” Step shows, popularized by historically black fraternities, feature high-energy synchronized dance routines, comprising elements of African dances and military exhibition drills.  Hi energy is guaranteed. 

I'll be posting photographs from that hopefully so stay tuned.

In the meantime, here's a few pictures of my hiking buddies and winter views from Western North Carolina.

 

To learn more about the Carolina Mountain Club, (visitors, tourists and nature lovers generally are always welcome) click here:  http://www.carolinamtnclub.org/

For more information about Asheville, NC click:http://activerain.com/blogs/evelynknowsasheville

Carolina Mtn Club Hikers

Carolina Mtn Club Hikers

Comments (5)

Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

oh my goodness, Evelyn - the pictures are fantastic and it sounds like it was great fun!  Cant; say I am a hiker so more power to ya!  ;)  Looking forward to more of your adventures.

Feb 22, 2010 09:27 AM
Evelyn Zebro
Beverly-Hanks & Associates - Asheville, NC
Asheville NC Real Estate Broker

Hi Leesa - Well I'm not really a hiker (so far) either.  But intend to do more of it - and other things I normally don't.  I'll be posting again soon.  (I just added a banner - another new skill learned!).

Feb 23, 2010 02:46 AM
Frank Kliewer
Woodinville, WA

Much more fun Evelyn, than sitting in front of a computer. Get out there and make those relationships and enjoy yourself, that's what it is all about anyway.

Feb 24, 2010 02:14 PM
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I so have to get out that way again. This summer I will make it a goal to take a weekend off and enjoy some hiking and biking in the mountains.

Feb 25, 2010 04:13 AM
Evelyn Zebro
Beverly-Hanks & Associates - Asheville, NC
Asheville NC Real Estate Broker

yes Craig - Living on that one level home means you gotta get out and CLIMB  LOL!

Feb 25, 2010 04:42 AM