Inspiration Point

Hooray! I made it!

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So, from the last post, I told you that I was determined to get to Inspiration point this weekend. The trail to Inspiration Point was an additional 2.25 miles on top of the 3 it takes to get to the Cobb Estate.

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The trail we went up to was intense. The incline got high really quick, and you had to walk next to a hive of aggressive bees. I’ve never been stung, so my fear of being allergic is very strong. I luckily evaded being stung, my friend was not so lucky. She was stung in the face.

When you get to the top, it’s a magnificent view.

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You’re so high, you can’t hear any city noise, just the birds flying by you, and the other troopers that made it up to this point. The telescopes were just metal pipes in the direction of the location stated.

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We stayed up here for about an hour, it was too gorgeous to leave. On the way back we took the Sam Merrill trail down, didn’t want to push my luck twice with the bees. I feel accomplished that I did this hike. I would do it again, maybe in a couple of months. It’s about 10-11 miles round trip so this is an all day trip.

Well, until next time, I hope you have a great day!

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Cobb Estate

I’m going to start by telling you that I got yelled at by a lot of people for doing this hike. Not because it’s dangerous, not because I’m not fit, but because I decided to do it alone in the middle of the day when the heat was a killer.

They may have been right. I got lost, really lost. I had to back track twice, but hey, I’m here and writing this post so it couldn’t have been THAT horrible of an idea right?

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I’m not exactly sure what the story of the Cobb Estate is, it seemed like a hotel at one point, then it was bought by the Marx Brothers. You hike about 3 miles, and then come to a fork. Make sure you go right, don’t go left like I initially did. You won’t really see anything but signs about an old railway that ran along the mountains.

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When you actually get to the remains of the Cobb Estate, it’s awesome. The stairs are still there, the foundation still there…you just imagine what it looked like and how great of a view the guests had when they stayed here.

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I was a little bummed that I got lost because I originally wanted to get up to Inspiration Point, but I’m going back this weekend to get there. I’m not going to get lost, I actually know my way. So I guess you’ll know what my next post will be.

This hike should have been only 6 miles but with my detours, I wound up hiking 10 miles round trip . I ran out of water by the 2nd mile and food by the third. If this was a survival situation, I would have been a goner (Bear Grylls I am not). This weekend I will be more prepared. Well, until next time, hope you guys have a great day!

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