Starting out the day, we wanted to hike Table Rock. We have hiked it several times over the years and at the top there is just such a nice place to picnic, great 360 degree views and flat areas to sit and relax. It would have been a perfect place to talk, and eat lunch and spend time together, with my boys. OK so I took a quick look online, only to find out that Table Rock is closed until April 1. Booo, and such a nice 70 degree day outside.
There are other hikes we can do that are close by. I have been wanting to take the boys on the Little Lost Cove Cliffs Hike, maybe this was a sign. This hike is similar to Table Rock at the top, just great views all around and a nice place to sit and picnic. Jackson and I have hiked this one once, and the boys have never been. It is more isolated, not many people, if any, would be there today. We drive all the way out there, it is on a dirt road quite a distance out, and there are really no parking spots, you just have to pick a place where the road is a bit wider and park. The small wooden sign at the trail head was GONE. And this trail, the last time Jackson and I were on it, was covered in leaves, and harder to see outright. I was like 97% sure I had the spot, but with no sign I couldn't be 100% sure. And I was nervous about taking a trail, I wasn't sure of. If it was the wrong trail, no one would no we were out there. And there is no traffic out there or cell signal anywhere around, so it would be hard if we needed help for anything. I know what you are thinking, OF COURSE I am overthinking this, it is what I do. Phil was nervous about taking it as well, as he didn't think it even looked like a trail. But to be honest, when we took it the first time it didn't look like much of a trail then either until we hiked further up the mountain.
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