Making it to the Top

On Tuesday, November 8, 2005 Chris and I went back to Crowders mountain to go all the way to the top of King’s Pinnacle, the secondary peak at Crowders mountain. We began our hike at around 3:30pm, giving ourselves 2.5 hours to get to the top and back. We went up in daylight, but by the time we were on our way back down the sun was almost down and the woods surrounding the trail were dark. The view from the top is quite nice, but it is a little scary close to the edge, especially since it goes straight down. Getting to the top was most of the fun. Over half of the trail up is very easy, only a few rocks in places, but once passing the connection to “Turnback Trail” it is pretty much straight up, as is noted by the warning sign at that point. Chris and I had to rest a few times along the way, iincluding right before the giant rock that has to be climbed to arrive at the top. It is quite a chore to get to the top, but the view and feeling of accomplisment is well worth it.
Chris and I took several pictures during the hike, as well as from the top of King’s Pinnacle. Those images are posted to my gallery at
For a more interesting view of the hike, see Chris’s Blog: