This year i grabbed a friend, and headed out at 6ish! We took a different 9 mile dirt road and found the trail head. We headed off to enjoy the trail! I had my killimanjero backpack on and added my 4lb bag of sugar to add some heft to the jaunt!
We were on of the few groups that started so early, but definitely not the first.
The views were amazing, there was a low covering of fog a nice distance away, it was peaceful and beautiful.
3.2 miles, 800
Nice quick uphill hike, get the lungs going, then 400 steps to the fire tower!
The ranger who mans the fire tower is very sweet and very knowledgeable.