Hiking “Tit Mountain”

“Tit Mountain” is the mountain located right out of our front door. If you open the door, walk a straight line across our yard, then straight through the trees, cross over The Loop trail, and straight up, you will be on top of “Tit Mountain.” Of course “Tit Mountain” is not really the name of “Tit Mountain.” It was so named by our landlord and his friends way back when, for there was once a poplar tree with a huge canopy standing on the very tip-top, hence the name, “Tit Mountain.” Sadly lightning struck the tree, which soon thereafter toppled, but the name remains.

There is no trail up to the top of “Tit Mountain,” so we made our own. Donned in pants and hiking boots, we explored the trees, lolled in our quiet surroundings, and headed up. Straight up. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon. The breeze was warm. And the leaves had not sprouted from the trees yet, so the view was perfect.

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

(This is Barry. Our loner dog for the weekend.)

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

The summit is surrounded by views of the nearby mountains; Grandfather, Table Rock, and Hawksbill to name a few. It settles into a flat ridge and would be the perfect place to pitch a tent, hang a hammock, and spend a few days in solace. Since the views change with every season, we would love to return in the summer, pack our tent, and stay a couple of days in the greenery.

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

Tit Mountain

After kicking our feet up for quite some time, we decided to head home. This time, headed down we caught The Loop, which gives you a bleary peek of our tiny cabin.

Tit Mountain

Headed back through the brush, The Mr. spotted some young poke leaves. We picked what we could find, for I was in for a treat. My very first fried poke, battered in almond flour. Yummy! Where on earth have I been? Why have I not eaten this before?

Tit Mountain

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