Despite a late start, I decided to stop and have a hot lunch (noodles) along with some tuna. I arrived at the trailhead shortly after 1 p.m. so I was happy with my progress–it was now 2:30 p.m. My plan for this trip is to hike my last two unhiked trails in this wilderness and hike the Piney Creek Trail from beginning to end. Hiking down the Tower Trail, I changed my mind about the direction I was going to hike the trails. Originally I was going to go counter-clockwise, I decided it would be better to hike the route clockwise, starting with the Siloam Spring Trail. When I get to the end of that, I have a 2.6-mile hike along a gravel road to get to my last unhiked trail, the Woods Trail, which ends at the start of the Piney Creek Trail.
I’ll camp somewhere along the Piney Creek trail tonight. Then tomorrow hike my unhiked portion of the Piney Creek Trail and end up at my favorite spot by Table Rock Lake. That’s the plan.
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