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    Default McAffee Knob Drop-off

    Seen plenty of pictures of folks sitting with their feet dangling over the edge. How much of a drop-off is it at the edge? (Please excuse the extra "f" , McAfee was meant.)
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    It's not a huge drop, but enough to be lethal, I think. Here's the view looking out. You can see some tree tops just a few dozen feet out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed bell View Post
    Seen plenty of pictures of folks sitting with their feet dangling over the edge. How much of a drop-off is it at the edge? (Please excuse the extra "f" , McAfee was meant.)
    10-12 feet maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by _terrapin_ View Post
    It's not a huge drop, but enough to be lethal, I think. Here's the view looking out. You can see some tree tops just a few dozen feet out.
    nice bench

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    nice bench

    yeah! never noticed that bench before up there but those must be the tree tops that he mentioned...you know,....those 450' trees.

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    I think the picture he meant was two before the bench, 107 of 117.
    It is a very nice bench.

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    Lots of very nice photos. I'll bet the memories are twice as good.

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    To get back to the original question, in that from McAfee you're looking DOWN on the tops of trees that are probably at least fifty feet high, I'd have to say the drop-off is a lot more than 10-12 feet. The fall might not kill you, but it'd sure ruin your day but good.

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    The photo in question is at this URL. It's labeled " FILE 109/117"

    http://www.terrapinphoto.com/cpg143/...bum=13&pos=108

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    not directly below where people are photographed. it's only 10-12 feet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    not directly below where people are photographed. it's only 10-12 feet
    You know what's funny -- that place you're talking about, where the rock juts out horizontally over empty space -- is what I mistook to be "Dragons Tooth." So here I was at Dragon's Tooth, looking for that famous view and not finding it. I was pissed!!! A couple days later, I was asking around about that, I was told that it was McAfee, and then I was even more pissed at having missed it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAK View Post
    Lots of very nice photos. I'll bet the memories are twice as good.
    My favorite photo. Well, not really. But funny.

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    The view OF McAfee Knob is better than the FROM McAfee Knob.

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    The drop is around 20 to maybe 40ft but the ground rolls off from the base so it feels higher. It is a very nice view as is tinker cliffs across the way. Dragon's tooth is also quite lovely but requires some spunk to climb to the very top for the best view.

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    was never more happy to see a bench in my life than to see that one.the climb up to it was a mother. and then there it was. thank you.

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    You may hit the ground soon after falling off the edge, but then a 1000 foot tumble would ensue.

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    its not the fall that kills you. its the... well... ok, its the fall that kills you.

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    I did this section last week. The sign at the valley floor at the parking lot/trailhead says 2000 feet. The sign at McAfee Knob says 3,197 feet. I took this short video walking up to and looking down over the edge. (I have long arms)..
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    I was there yesterday and posted some photos on TJ Ramble~On@trailjouranls.com I'll post some photos to WB as soon as ui get a card reader. the drop from the rock would kill you.
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