I've been wanting to hike Mount Major for the longest time! I have seen pictures of my friends who have done it and the views are just spectacular. It is also not too bad of a climb for an incredible payoff. When it comes to hiking, I am in it for the view and the snacks at the summit. This time I had Cooler Ranch Doritos and trail mix. It was solid.

My husband and I did minimal research of this trail, as we do with most adventures we embark on. We were told we should get there early to make sure we got a parking spot. Our alarm went off at 8 am on Saturday and we looked at each other and said, "NOPE" and slept for a few more hours. When we finally hit the road it was about 1 pm, yeah we move pretty slow on the weekends. It took an hour to get up here and when we arrived we saw that the parking lot was closed. Womp womp. Thankfully we were able to find a spot on the street that was close to the trail.

I read on the app AllTrails (which my pal Chio told me about) that people recommended to hike up the blue trail and come down the the yellow. Now, these colors mean nothing to me but what I can tell you is the blue trail has stretches of trail that are very wide and flat which I appreciated. As you get closer to the summit there are parts that require some heavy duty climbing. I imagine every trail on that mountain is like that to some extent. Here we are at the top! We were lucky to have the clearest most beautiful day. The sun was out but it wasn't too hot. It was truly perfect!

Also when we were up there, something exciting happened; A couple got engaged! I wanted to run over to them and scream MAZEL TOV and get their names and learn about their love story. But my better judgement told me to leave them alone and let them bask in their special moment. So that's what I did. But I still snapped a photo of them from afar like the creeper that I am:

Kira Lew
Kira Lew

Once I finished my Doritos and all of the proposals were done, there was nothing left to do but start our descend. We decided to take the orange trail down which was very steep but was supposed to be faster than the others.(at least that's what someone on the summit told us) I fell on my bum once but didn't have any serious injuries, just a little dirt on my tush and a minor bruise on my pride.

I loved this hike so much I want to do it again sometime soon before the weather gets cold. I might even invest in hiking boots for next time because my sneakers looked pretty beat up when the hike was said and done.

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