Fitness doesn’t have to be all about drudgery in the gym. My husband is an avid hiker, and this past weekend we left the kids with their grandparents and spent the day hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail. We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary earlier this month, and it was a fun way for us to spend time together.
We drove about an hour north on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the Windsor Furnace point on the AT, and then followed the trail up a steep ascent to a scenic lookout called Pulpit Rock. After a brief rest, we hiked over to a larger and more popular lookout called “the Pinnacle” before descending back down. All in all, it was about 9 miles, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous! We saw dozens of chipmunks, 3 black snakes, and 7 poisonous snakes — 6 Copperheads and 1 Rattlesnake.
It was a great hike and the early steep descent did a number on my glutes – they were sore today, which is always a sign of a good workout for me.
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