Here are some photos from our hike out to the Round Head/Shower Steps vista, north from Route 501 on the AT earlier in March. This was a nice out-and-back day hike. There are actually several vista’s along this stretch of trail. The first views are where the AT comes back up to the edge of Blue Mountain opposite Round Head. Then there’s another at a camp site about a half mile after crossing the saddle ledge between the two ridgelines. Less than a quarter mile later, you’re at the Round Head vista with exquisite views to the west of Little Mountain, Blue Mountain and Monroe Valley in between.
If you planned it right, you could do an overnight hike and catch the setting sun over this lookout. Mental note for the future.