14.2 miles, 35,313 steps, 267 stories climbed
736.8 miles, 1,919,952 steps, 18,423 stories climbed
Today was an incredibly beautiful day. So many amazing views. I started my day early to give myself plenty of time in town to get everything I needed to do done.
The sunrise was beautiful as always and I love that I get to see it every day now. It was not long before I came upon Tinker Cliffs.
For all the talk and anticipation for reaching McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs seemed to not really be mentioned to me at all but let me just say it is gorgeous!
The views at Tinker are just as spectacular but far less crowded and with a half mile of trail along the cliffs. On top of all that there are a ton of great spots to camp, which I wish I had known because I would have pushed on to make sure I stayed here last night.
Future hikers, spend some time at McAfee Knob, but make sure you give yourself time to enjoy Tinker Cliffs, maybe even camp there for the night.
It was just gorgeous view after gorgeous view and it was just a lot to take in. I was very tempted to just set up my tent and stay here but I had stuff to do in town and arriving on a Sunday would make that impossible, I eventually had to tear myself away. The hiker life is hard :)!
There were a number of other great views on today’s hike as well. So many of them.
The hike itself was rather easy. No real uphills and the downs weren’t too steep. I made it into town with plenty of time to hit the outfitter and the UPS store to send some of my winter gear home.
Now to get some rest and relaxation. I plan on taking the day off tomorrow. Today made it 28 straight days of hiking and the mileage has all been pretty high, my legs could use the day off and some time soaking in the bath tub.