Monday, November 21, 2016

Stone Mountain Hike

On Sundays, we go to the 9am church service and that leaves us with time to go and do something the rest of the day.  We have been to Stone Mountain park a lot over the years, but we have never walked to the top of the mountain. I knew we wanted to go in spring or fall when the heat and humidity is lower, so a few weeks ago, we finally hiked up to mountain.
It was a beautiful fall day and we were not the only family with the same idea. There were a ton of other people making the hike too. The path is mostly really big and mostly flat rocks.
Along the way there was some pretty impressive graffiti that has been carved in the rocks over the years.
The girls did really well on the hike up. We did stop once for a water break, but we managed to keep a pretty steady pace.
                                                               Almost to the very top!!
                                                                        We made it!!
We walked around and took in the views. We had a little water and snack break before we
decided to walk back down.
What goes up, must go down.
Once section of the trail is fairly steep and slippery, so a handrail is good to have!
Back at the bottom.
Across the street there was an old plantation kind of house that provided all
sorts of information about Stone Mountain, so we wandered through.
I loved this scaled down version of the Stone Mountain carving.
It explained who each man was and gave the name of their horses too.

Another fun trip to Stone Mountain. Thankful our girls are big
enough for us to do this type of activity as a family.

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