Before you can climb out over Shining Rock lookout, you'll first have to make a short climb up some large boulders.
The spot we chose for the final climb was not easy. I'm not sure there was a spot that was "easy".
The lookout from atop the rock that undoubtedly gives it the name "Shining Rock"
This picture was well over halfway back down the mountain, and this badly needed rest shows an exhausted group of hikers.