Derek and I hiked up Pilot Mountain on Saturday. He had just returned from NYC and I from Raleigh, so we were pretty tired. We also haven’t had many carbs in about a week, so we started off slow. We missed the start of the trail (I do not know how!), and wound up hiking up a utility trail, which more or less took us straight up the mountain. It wasn’t cleared well, either, and we were very frustrated. The view from the top was cool, but I was really hoping to get onto the knob and we couldn’t. It was a good workout and a great day to be outdoors.