On October 29, 2020, we visited Hawksbill Crag and Whitaker Point. I had wanted to do this hike for a long time as the photos online were always amazing and it did not disappoint! At 2.9 miles the trail was on my upper limit of hiking, but it was worth it. We may not have gone the whole mileage as we turned back and went back the same way we came instead of making the loop, but it seems the point is closing in on the half-way mark of the trail loop. Of course, it was raining, but that just kept the crowds away, although this is one of the most popular places in Arkansas. There were still a few other people out there. Cloudy skies are also great for photography rather than the harsh sun, so the Autumn colors just popped.
There is a waterfall along the trail as well. Some people were daring to climb down to the bottom, but I did not have the energy or feel safe. It still was fun to observe from the top.
I met a fellow photographer and he asked me to take a photo of him and I asked a favor of him to do the same. This is what I got. I am fairly certain his photos I took of him were better composure.