My plan was to follow the unmarked trail leading west away from The Falls. I already knew what to expect as a few weeks previously I’d received an email telling me about this spot and asking if I had any idea where the trail came out. Unfortunately, I’ve never hiked this trail, so I couldn’t give an answer, but I thought I’d go along and check it out the first chance I had.
The trail is steep and narrow, with an 80-100 ft. drop off to the creek in places, so not a place to suffer vertigo, or to hike along with young children. On one of the climbs, I realized I’d not been checking my heart rate, so I stopped to do so and found it was at 150 bpm — which is about maxing things out for my age, especially with the temperatures up in the high eighties — so I took a short rest before carrying on.
Pretty soon I was dropping back down to the creek and arrived at the campsite under an overhang (pictured). This charming spot has ready access to the creek, and I could have easily hung my hammock between a couple of the trees. However, I was keen to see where the trail led, so I spent a few minutes scouting around and took a couple of pictures before carrying on.Copyright © 2019 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.