Bearwallow Mountain Trail

Asheville, North Carolina, hike, Gerton

lots of pretty flowers in early June

Bearwallow Mountain Trail is near Gerton, North Carolina. On Sunday, June 7, 2015 I went to hike the trail up to the top of the mountain with my wife Megan, dog Indy, and daughters ages six and nine. With temperatures in the 80’s where we live in Asheville, we were surprised to reach the mountain and find it 63 degrees on the dashboard temperature gauge. It was a cloudy day and the mountain was surrounded by a mist. The girls called it “magical” and it turned out to give the day its own unique feel. We plan to return on a clear day to check out the views.

Mackensy Lunsford, Asheville Citizen Times, Hiking, hikes, family, kids,  karen  Chavez

the steps on the way to the top of the mountain

The hike is strenuous, about a mile in length, and it took us about 30 minutes to reach the top. Our youngest has recently proclaimed that she wants to be a professional runner, and so she’s been running a half mile in our neighborhood. So our kids are active and they made it up and down the mountain without much complaining.

Mackensy Lunsford, Asheville Citizen Times, Hiking, hikes, family, kids,  karen  Chavez

noted by Mrs. T as a possible dwelling for fairies

We found out about the hike in an article published in the Asheville Citizen-Times by Mackensy Lunsford titles “5 Perfect Places to Picnic, and How to Create a Memorable Outdoor Meal.” Mackensy is @mackensy on Twitter and she was quick to credit @KarenChavezACT for the information in the article. I look forward to following both of these ladies for all things Asheville and the outdoors.

Mackensy Lunsford, Asheville Citizen Times, Hiking, hikes, family, kids,  karen  Chavez, Bearwallow Mountain Road, Gerton, North Carolina, Bearwallow Mountain Trail

even though our views were obstructed by fog, the top of the mountain was beautiful

a short video from the top

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