The day continued to be rather cool for the month, but the humidity was slowly picking up and I was beginning to sweat a lot. I had already decided not to drink either of the two quarts of water I'd brought along until I stopped for lunch, which I hoped would be at the Tuscarora Overlook. I didn't know exactly what the "overlook" was, but as it featured prominently on the maps I assumed it was something worth waiting for.
I charged forward.
|The trails are all well signed. Not much chance of getting lost here.|
|I came to a viewing spot called "Lookout Rock". For a great view all you have to do is scramble to the top of this big boulder.|
The view from the top of Lookout Rock.
|Up on the rock.|
|The trail goes along the top of the ridge of Middle Mountain.|
|American chestnut trees. There were hundreds of them here along the top of Middle Mountain. Of course they'll all die back when the blight infects them.|
|I hurried to get my best telephoto lens attached and the bear moved away a little more, but I was able to capture this last image before he vanished into the forest.|
|Inside the little cabin.|
|I took this shot from behind the cabin looking toward the area the YCC fellows had cleared of brush.|
And the view from Tuscarora Overlook.
|The view you get because the young guys hacked away all of the brush and shrubs.|