You can, if you wish, turn back from the viewing point (see yesterday’s post), or you can go on and close the circle. This entails wading the river to get to the other bank. Some had the foresight to bring Crocks for wading. I did it in my bare feet. The way back is not as steep, but the trail winds through thick shrubbery in which encroaching roots and branches can cause injury if you aren’t careful. Click to enlarge the image.
This hike finished off my hiking boots. I’ll have the winter to break in a new pair before my next mountain hike.