90 Second Escape: Hiking Big Creek up the Blue Ridge

Monday — never an easy time for the outdoors enthusiast. After a weekend of adventure, returning to the humdrum work-a-day world can make one melancholy. To help ease the transition, every Monday we feature a 90 Second Escape — essentially, a 90-second video or slide show of a place you’d probably rather be: a trail, a park, a greenway, a lake … anywhere as long as it’s not under a fluorescent bulb.

Today’s 90-Second Escape: Hiking Big Creek

The North Mills River area of the Pisgah National Forest, is known for its abundant steep hills leading up the Blue Ridge Escarpment, short, steep hills that channel rainfall from on up every which way: here, the question isn’t whether to bring water shoes, it’s whether to bring hiking boots.

Saturday, our GetHiking! Southeast’s Classic Hikes crew enjoyed low humidity and temperatures in the 70s for a 15-creek-crossing hike from the North Mills River Recreation Area Campground to Little Pisgah Ridge.

Some scenes from our day on the trail.

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