Cocoa is ready to hike the Old Mt. Mitchell trail, and I’m ready for coffee. The hike from the base takes about an hour. Or you can drive to the summit and walk a short distance to the tower. Along the way, we were in clouds one moment and the next, the sun was breaking through. Then before we could go another ten paces, fog would settle in around us, and we could not see ten yards in front of us. I love this environment and since the temperatures were in the low ’60’s, we felt like we could run the distance to the top. It was a great break from the heat of northeast Georgia.