Switchback on the Elk Knob Trail
A switchback on the Elk Knob trail. Looking down, the trail veers left and ends up right below you on the mountain. There are several of these on the way up, providing for a more gradual climb - and opportunities for water to run off the trail so it won't erode. Stay on the trail and don't shortcut the switchbacks!
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