|Radio Telescope at the NRAO.|
|Younger versions of my son and me on the Greenbrier River Trail.|
|Hike starts here.|
Mile 0.4 – The Thorny Creek Trail passes the end of the Fire Tower Trail just after you pass a sign facing the other way telling riders to dismount along the lake. The Fire Tower Trail here is virtually invisible, but that is OK, as you do not want to ascend on the Fire Tower Trail. Check out the elevation profile between miles 3.00 and 3.75, when I descended – this trail has an elevation change that is between a 25 percent and 35 percent grade – exceptionally steep! Instead, stay on the Thorny Creek Trail and save the Fire Tower Trail for your descent.
|Seneca Trail Shelter|
|Best porch for miles around!|
|Looking up the Fire Tower Trail towards the tower.|
Note the old utility pole with trail marker, circled.
|Fire in the distance, as seen from the fire tower in April, 2017.|