Took this short hike with Bing to prepare ourselves for an overnight trip we are planning for later this month. Just a short hike to test out our gear (mostly our boots) and ensure we could navigate an easy trail.
The hike we took was a combination of 3 trails in this order:
- West Tiger Mountain #3 (you can take this trail to get to one of the summits).
- Connector Trail
- Nook Trail
The West Tiger Mountain trail has a crushed rock surface and is pretty easy to walk on other than how steep the trail is. We took many breaks as it was pretty much climbing straight up the mountain.
We then broke off on the Connector Trail were there wasn’t near as much traffic. We were supposed to pass a waterfall, but, assuming due to the heat, the creek was dry. We did find the rocks, which were a little anticlimactic since they are just a couple big rocks with that are fenced off.
Lastly we took the Nook trail back down the mountain. About halfway down, we found a bench over looking a small valley and decided to have lunch. After a quick lunch, with a lot of flies buzzing around, although I didn’t get bit by any skeeters, we headed down the mountain back to our cars.
All-in-all, a nice easy hike and a successful test of our gear. My feet feel great and I am ready to go on our overnight hike!