The weather is nice enough to hike! Finally. I’ve been waiting for this to happen. Not because I like cold weather, but because I’ve been wanting to hike.
Between Friday being national dessert day and Monday being boss’s day, I’ve been making desserts like crazy. I wanted to get out a bit and enjoy the outdoors. I’ve been told about Crowder’s mountain a lot since it’s so close to Charlotte. So off to Crowder’s we went! I’ve also heard that it gets really busy so we aimed to get there by 9. I almost thought 9 would end up being too late, but it actually worked out nicely.
The hike is relatively steep. We went up the pinnacle trail. The trail states it is about 2 hours. Crowder’s mountain trail is about 3 hours. I’ll go back and do that one again sometime. Pinnacle trail is a little steep. You’ll feel it the next day, even if you work out regularly. It was a pretty trail though and if you’re in Charlotte or just visiting, it’s one that won’t take all day and you’ll appreciate it. A lot of nature right outside of the concrete of the city. Plus the leaves are changing at the moment. While they weren’t falling at a massive rate, there were a lot of orange and red leaves along the trail.
After all of that, you’ll be hungry, of course. We went to O-ku Sushi and it was delectable! I had a crunchy spicy tuna rolls and a kiwi Kani roll. The kiwi roll was nice and light. Highly recommend, especially if you’re interested in another entree or a heavier roll. The crunchy spicy tuna roll was also nice, but was a little more basic. The crunchies are awesome though! We also had an almond cake for dessert that was flavorful!