Sunday, July 12, 2015

From the Top of the Mountain

What a hike! Hard work with some rugged terrain but it was worth it. Five hikers and one dog made it to the top of Guernsey State Park’s Knight Mountain.
View from the top through the Knight Mountain Keyhole

Knight Mountain is the second highest point, after Brimmer Point, in the park.
Brimmer Point seems to be lower than Knight Mountain in this view atop the Mountain
In our hike rating system (a system that is based on nothing other than how tired we are when finished) we gave this one a four for difficulty out of five. Most of the trails in the park are in the two or three range. This is very likely the most difficult trail built in the park by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
The trail down through this deep cut in the rock

This one doesn’t get much activity anymore but it is well worth the two hours plus it takes to get to the top and back. The trailhead is located in the northeast corner of Upper Spotted Tail Campground.
RR and Highway Bridge View

Looks like the silt run has been delayed a few days. Lake should be full again on August 5th. As of today, there are still quite a few boats on the lake and it appears to be pretty full.
The peak from our view on Knight Mountain