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Hiking Crowder’s Mountain

Hiking Crowder’s Mountain is definitely for the adventurous soul.

I have been curious about hiking Crowder’s mountain sense I realized it was so close to our farm and have wanted to hike it. The selfies I have seen on friend’s social media have had me a bit shy about tackling the hike. My friend’s pictures have induced this fear of falling from the mountain in my mind and once we started the trail the large warning signs did not help that anxiety about falling.

Hiking Crowder's Mountain- Charlotte Photographer-NicCole Photography
Crowder’s Mountain the Summit

The trail up was not terribly hard to hike for a beginner like myself. There are places to take a break along the trail. I am guessing it took us about an hr and 15 min to get to the top with a steady walk. We started at 7:30am with a hand full of folks hiking. I personally would not go alone although there were plenty of people hiking alone. Amber (my photography sidekick), her husband and 9yr old went with me and graciously let me photograph them.

Hiking Crowder's Mountain with family photographer NicCole Photography

The view was amazing and worth the climb. There is even a higher point that required some tricky climbing on boulders to get to, again with another LARGE WARNING SIGN. We did climb up and found lots of folks enjoying the view and cool weather. There were families with smaller children that made this nervous Nelly shutter……I am not one for heights. I prefer to keep both feet close to the ground.

It’s funny to think my friends say to me, “You’ll ride that giant mammoth horse that has no brakes and a mind of his own but you are worried about the top of the mountain!”…….to that I say he does have brakes.:)

If you take the time to hike in NC PLEEZZEE be safe. I wanna keep photographing your beautiful faces 🙂

Brandy NicCole:


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I am Brandy NicCole, animal lover, gardener with a brown thumb, mother to one amazing son, wife to my soulmate and Jesus follower. My bff just happens to be 88 yrs old and we have known each other for 30+ years.

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It's my middle name

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Reese Cups

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