The sun was setting and I knew there would be a full moon, so I hopped in my car and drove to the Old Penitentiary parking lot and set off on the 1.6 mile Table Rock Trail to get some photos.
This is a great hike if you have wasted your day and need to top it off with some drama. The somewhat steep ascent is perfect for making you sweat, and the views are always happy-making.
Many people were on the top watching the sun set. There were families and teens, a couple with a dog that kept peeking over the edge. Once I was ready to head back down, some people showed up with a cooler of… soda? We’ll never know.