Hiking The Pinnacle

I had last Friday off for the 4th of July weekend. Cindy asked me to go on a hike with her, Maya and Cheryl. We left around 9am and drove about 2 hours to the Lehigh Valley area where the hike started.

The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle is on the Appalachian Trail. There were a bunch of other trails you could also take.

The Pinnacle

Because it was a nice day and a lot of people had off, the parking lot was packed. The trail itself wasn’t as crowded as I would have thought.

The Pinnacle

We started on a pretty basic trail. It was rocky and sometimes steep.

The Pinnacle

We took a little detour off the main trail to see the Blue Rocks. The trail there was a lot rockier and also a steep downhill. The Blue Rocks has a campground area which seemed nice.

The Pinnacle

The whole area was really cool. The rocks were dated to the ice age and were part of a glacier that came down the mountain.

The Pinnacle

You really had to pay attention going over the rocks. I didn’t go out too far, but the field was a mile long of these giant boulders!

The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle

After we went back up the train to the main trail. Going uphill was pretty rough and I was sweating by the time we got back up.

The Pinnacle

We continued up the path to the next point which is called Pulpit Rock.

The Pinnacle

You could see really far. We even saw the Blue Rocks area! I couldn’t believe that was where we just were.

The Pinnacle

We had a snack and then continued on.

The Pinnacle

The majority of the trail was pretty rough. It was basically walking along giant boulders or stones so you really had to pay attention.

The Pinnacle

Finally we made it to The Pinnacle! It took about three and a half hours (with our detour) to get there.

The Pinnacle

You could see for miles! The whole area was very pretty.

The Pinnacle

After some water and snacks we started our trip back down. Walking down a mountain is always easier than going up. We also took a different path along the creek.

The Pinnacle

When we got to the reservoir I knew we were almost back.

The Pinnacle

The hiking part was about 4 hours and 45 minutes, but I stopped my watch when we rested so it was more like 6 hours of hiking.

I definitely felt it the next day!

I think the upkeep of the Appalachian Trail is wonderful. I would love to do more hikes along the route!

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