Route Climbed: Cat Gap/John Rock Loop Trail. Date Climbed: 07-30-2005
I finally climbed this peak after avoiding it for one reason or another the past three years. It's a great mountain! If you're overnighting, there are many great campsites along the creeks or way up in the cove hardwood forests. The place is like a gigantic sponge, so there is no end of reliable water sources all around. Abundant wildlife, too.
The views from the cliff face of John Rock are spectacular. Best vantage point I've found for views of the western side of Looking Glass Rock.
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