After hiking the Big Tree Trail, I still had a few hours of daylight left, so I headed up Mitchell Peak. It was slow going, with thick brush, big rocks and fallen logs blocking the way. Great views, though. I spooked a gigantic beast up there (a cow ), and got covered in charcoal streaks from burnt branches. I probably won't hike Mitchell Peak again, but my curiousity has been satisfied.
"As soon as I can I’m sneaking back in them mountains..." -Johnny Paycheck
average hiking speed 0.9 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.