Hiking Pinnacle Mountain

Hiking Pinnacle Mountain

Our church has a fantastic women’s outdoor ministry. They get together once a month for some sort of outdoor adventure- hiking, canoeing, ziplining…something fun. I haven’t been in a while (was pregnant and then with a baby) but now that Tyler is off work on the weekends, I knew I was able to take a day trip with them soon.

And when I saw that the November hike was Pinnacle Mountain- I signed up! It’s 1,013 feet- located outside of Little Rock.  We got up early and drove to the state park.  We hiked the entire 3.5 mile base trail and also the .75 miles up and .75 back down from the summit.

We took the West Summit Trail (apparently the East is reallllly hard. They did it a few years ago and it wasn’t fun because it was so hard!). This was labeled moderate, but it was moderate-to-hard, in my opinion.

It had been cold in the 30s, but on Saturday warmed up to the 60s and was GORGEOUS. This made the park very busy, but it was still a great hike. The base trail was quiet, but the summit hike was very busy.

We got about half way up and stopped to take a breather. Beautiful views.

A couple ladies in our group stopped short of the summit (one had been up before and decided she just wanted to people watch from a bench! ha!). The last 1/3 of the hike was more of a climb. It was over a boulder field- nothing but big rocks to climb up and over.

But we made it to the top! I’m so proud of my mom. She’s worked out hard these last couple of years (she did her 200th 9Round workout not long ago!) and she made it to the top!

At the summit!

Renee, on the left, is our fearless outdoor leader. She does a great job planning these outings!

I can now check “climb a mountain” off my bucket list. 🙂

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