I hiked some of the other areas of Pine Mountain which included the high points of Talbot and Meriwether counties. But, there were no views until I arrived at Dowdell Knob. The park seemed almost empty, although I was there in the middle of the week.
To extend the route from Dowdell's Knob into a longer hike and make a bivouac over night, I skipped the loop to continue on to the east to the Wolfden Loop towards the Radio Tower. Wolfden Loop is a more scenic and easier portion of the trail than Dowdell's Knob with a few less hikers on certain parts. I spent the night at Bumble Bee Ridge Campsite before returning to my car at Dowdell's Knob.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe