I used to get up really early to paddle out before the sun came up so I could get a few waves to myself before it got loud and crowded. These days I live several hours from the ocean so I get my stoke from going up high. The mountains are pretty amazing and definitely still worth getting up for. This is a shot from last week when Caroline and I drove up to Craggy Pinnacle on the Blue Ridge Parkway. (Check out the link and info on Craggy by our friends at Asheville Trails!

Have you been there? If so, what hikes have you done? It's one of my favorite places to go in all of Western North Carolina and only about 25 minutes from where we live in Asheville.