Last year every time we passed the trail head and the Chimney Rock, I kept thinking that
the trail would be interesting and fun. I knew
that the climb would be too much for Mom and decided that we had too many other trails
to select from. So I figured some day we would come back and I would tackle it myself.
Today is the day. It is in the mid 90’s, sunny, and a light breeze. The typical warning sign about water, footwear, sharp drop-off’s, and no shade was posted at the start of the trail. So when I went to take my walking cane out of the trunk I saw Zac’s U of Buffalo umbrella laying under the lounge chairs. I decided to take that along. It was a blessing. The trail is 3.5 miles and very steep for the first mile and like the sign stated, no shade.