I couldn't go near the edge because of my fear of heights, but Dave did, even in the windy conditions...
This is the communication tower on top of the old fire tower.
It was run by solar and wind power. The wind generator sounded like a helicopter was landing.
The woods that we hiked through to get here. The leaves haven't changed much yet.
This is a very popular hike, but we were lucky to have this vista all to ourselves.
As we departed downhill, another couple was just arriving and we had to laugh because we could hear them having their OMG moment and exclaiming about the view after their long trek. On the way back down we passed several other people on their way up, and when I checked the log-in book, found out they were from Manhattan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and California. It was quite an adventure and amazing that we actually made it...especially Dave, who was limping at the end. 5 miles is a long way for him to go on flat ground, let alone on rugged terrain. He was feeling that old injury, but any temporary pains either of us had were certainly well worth it!