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directions or navigation of the trails but solely intended to give you an idea
what you may see and experience on the hikes.
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This is a short 0.7 mile but strenuous trail which quickly rises 608
feet in elevation. The midsection of the trail has a near vertical segment which
requires climbing. The trail is well marked and many hikers can be found
using the trail. The trail traverses the east side of the mountain and
thus the hike is better taken in the afternoon so one is hiking in the shade.
On the top,
there is a narrow plateau with steep slopes on each side. The width
is about that of a wide sidewalk and several stones are perfect for
sitting. One can enjoy the view if not afraid of the heights.
The hike ends at the northern saddle (picture
upper right), between the
middle and northern spire.
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designed to give the hiker an idea what he/she will encounter.
They are not designed for navigation or to be used as a source of
directions for a hike.
Cathedral Rock seen from the distance.
The picture below contains an enlarged section of the picture
showing the mid-portion of Cathedral Rock Trail.
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on the Right and the Pictures Below to Enlarge.
This is a
picture of the strenuous mid-portion (C) viewed from the distance.
In the last part of the steep section, one traverses up the crevice
in the middle of the picture. An outline of a trail appears
every 5 seconds.