Today was a Daddy/Daughter Adventure Day! I used to think the best adventures were the epic marches high into the mountains like my one day solo ascent and descent of Cloud Peak in Wyoming, or the marathon trip up and down Pike's Peak on the Barr Trail that my brother Kris and I completed. However, today proved that the best adventures, in reality, are those that feature the company of really special people like my daughter Sierra. It was just a great day of bonding.
We started with a drive into Marshall, NC to visit the closest branch of our bank. After cashing a check, we walked across the French Broad River on a bridge to check out a park on an island in the river. We walked on a trail the encircled the island
Once back on the road we headed into Weaverville for lunch at Blue Mountain Pizza. "Pizza good", Sierra said. Even though the pizza was good, Sierra did not try any. She was too busy eating her peanut butter and jelly. From lunch we dropped off our recyclables and then made the long drive to the trailhead for Douglas Falls. Along the way we were treated to some views of several waterfalls right from the road
When we arrived at the trailhead I put some sunscreen on Sierra and then we hit the trail.