Spring was slow to arrive at 3300 feet above sea level in the Western North Carolina Mountains. Whilst there was an abundance of greenery to enjoy, many of the seasonal blossoms had yet to make their appearance. The old adage “April showers bring May flowers” was true to form and the cloud coverage was keeping the temperatures cool enough for an evening fire.
The wild rhododendrons that liberally dot the mountainside had yet to to put on their show but their deciduous cousin, the Azalea, was having its moment in the spotlight. Set against the pastels and cool whites of the dogwood trees and apple blossoms the bright red, fuchsia and purple color explosions dazzled the eye.
After a 4 mile hike in the thin, crisp air we love a hearty breakfast. A substantial, easy to prepare meal is essential. The kind of straight forward, hit-the-spot fare that gives your body the fuel needed to recover.