While in Highlands recently, we decided to get outside and enjoy the fresh NC mountain air by hiking to Secret Falls. Watson was our fearless leader! And getting there was all worth
While in Highlands recently, we decided to get outside and enjoy the fresh NC mountain air by hiking to Secret Falls.
Watson was our fearless leader!
And getting there was all worth it once we saw this beautiful waterfall.
The mountains were definitely chilly, but warmed up quickly especially while doing physical activity like a hike. I was really glad I had packed this Patagonia vest from Backcountry because it provided the perfect amount of warmth. A vest is a great thing to layer under a bigger coat or to wear alone as I did here. I have always purchased my Patagonia’s from Backcountry because they seem to have the largest selection of any other store—and super unique colors!
My hat is by Stetson. I believe it sold out after I shared it in stories, but the line has so many beautiful hats. I highly recommend measuring your head and comparing it to the size chart. I’m wearing a L in my hat and it’s a little loose, but I’m fairly certain a M would have been too tight for my larger head size.
I highly recommend a hike to Secret Falls if in the Cashiers/Highlands area of NC. It’s about .75mi each direction and just hard enough. Honestly I wouldn’t have wanted it to be any more difficult even if it were just Brandon and me. Rosie rode on Brandon’s shoulders almost the entire time, but Watson did just fine leading us all along the way! It’s uphill on the way to the falls, and then right before the end, it drops down pretty suddenly and has some steep “steps.” For that reason, I wouldn’t recommend this hike if you have someone older in your group or a lot of young children. But with that said, we passed a few hikers that were considerably older than us and I was super impressed! After 1.5 miles, it’s the perfect thing to do in the morning hours because lunch tastes extra good afterwards!
Here are a few other pieces I’m loving from Backcountry that definitely will carry you through fall and winter with whatever activity you have in mind. Also, I’m really excited to share that my 15% off code is active again for first time Backcountry customers! The code is MEGAN15 but note, some exclusions do apply.
Thank you to Backcountry for your partnership.