On Father’s Day I went for a family hike with Tom, Rowan, Robert (Tom’s Dad), and Lorraine (Robert’s wife). I picked Red Top Lookout because WTA described it as “short and easy… a great trail for kids and for adults.” They also mention that it is steep, but I figured, 350 ft over 1 mile? How steep could it be? It turns out the trail is actually only 1/2 mile one-way (not 1 mile), and therefore it’s kinda steep. Everyone in our group managed, but I’m not sure I scored any points with my in-laws! 🙂
Despite the steep and somewhat loose and rocky trail, I think(?) it was still a hit. Robert and Lorraine live in Florida, and were astounded by the trees and mountains and views. Rowan had the chance to reach her first summit. Tom had plenty of time to take pics. And I got to hike with some of my favorite people. Win-win-win-win!