Hawksbill Mountain 6-16-18//
The hike up to the summit was steep and rocky but relatively short. Rhododendrons lined the trail most of the way up; their thick canopy spread dark, cool shadows on the forest floor. The added cacophony of birds chirping all around really gave the illusion of being in a rain forest. Upon summiting, the vegetation quickly changed to mountain laurel and white pine. Their short stature lend themselves well to allow adventure-seekers to peer over and take in the wide expanses of the Linville Gorge. Other folks soon found their way up the peak and we hung out until the sun started to set. Thanks @hungqta for recommending this hike. 10/10 would hike again. - RJL
Mellow weekend at my fav spot this side of the states. Nice to take a break from projecting and keep it low-key with lots of good times, good friends, good beer (s/o to @aslinbeerco), only one boat-running-aground incident, hella sunburns, 🔄 boomerang backflips by @ekrause9 and @bmxish, and 1 lost bet because of 0 DWS injuries the whole day.
I love this photo because it’s simple and most of all calming. The ripples in the water and the colors all run together into a beautiful melody. It’s simple but that’s what I like about it. What do you think?
Viking biking in Norway 😈 Felt like a badass in my Viking helmet, but really I was a clumsy mess on the bike. After 15km of pain I realised how to use the gears... at least the countryside was worth it!