Xtreme13 was on the move again. Sunday we went hiking a trail in Great Falls park located in Potomac, MD. As always we invited a group of friends to join in on the fun. This was a first time for most of us including myself. Black folks just don’t hike. Well, we changed that stereotype today, 10 people at a time!
We met up at 8:30 in the morning and rode to the park caravan style. We all had a variety of “gear” to make our experience a good one. What I should have had were a pair of gloves with good grip and a bee keeper’s hat to kip the gnats out of my face. SERIOUSLY! I’m sure I ate at least 4 bugs with 2 flying in my ear and 2 more flying up my nose. NOT COOL! Needless to say, I did a lot of screaming and ducking and swatting. I survived though. I should probably get better with my outdoor knowledge though. Maybe I should start with something like camping knot guide and then just go from there. Or maybe I should just wait until I get more serious about hiking/camping.
We hiked about 4-5 miles up and down rocks and such. Now going in I thought we would be walking a rocky trail, I did not realize we were hiking a rocky trail. While my body hurts from head to toe post-hike it was a lot of fun and the views were amazing. The falls are simply beautiful.
The sign says it’s the toughest trail in the east… *pause for reaction*
The mosquito/gnats were attacking us. I was trying to hide from them.
Rock climbing for real…
Because it took us hours to hike he sped up the video, which turned out pretty cool.
We all had a blast and we had a lot of jokes and laughs for sure. We also had some classic funny moments. Here a few quotes from my girls…