Hawksbill Mountain

I have lived in Asheville for about 3 years now and I just recently had the opportunity to visit the Hawksbill Mountain area. Of course I wanted to take some photos at the summit, so I enlisted an adventurous couple and we made a weekend camping trip out of it! We claimed our campsites and did another hike close by before tackling Hawksbill so we could time the sunset just right.

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Maybe my legs were tired from the first hike we did, but woah, Hawksbill is steep. The hike is pretty short, but it was a little harder than I expected. There was a good amount of ice and mud that made things a little more difficult, but we were determined. The views definitely did not disappoint and even though it was November the summit wasn’t that cold. We were able to have a few beers while watching the sunset and taking photos every so often.

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Kelly took a break to practice her bouldering skills in between photos.

Kelly took a break to practice her bouldering skills in between photos.

All in all I highly recommend Hawksbill if you are looking for a fun quick hike that has incredible views. And if you are looking for some engagement pictures I am down to climb that mountain and make some magic with you!

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We ended the night sharing our campsite with a lovely group of guys from Virginia. There were no other campsites and they needed somewhere to pitch their tents. We were a little apprehensive at first but they turned out to be pretty cool. We spent the night eating burgers swapping camping stories and sharing s’mores around a fire.