We've hiked it three times, yet you have no idea what it looks like. On this hike, you will because we're hiking it in the light of day! Yes, we'll start on our nighttime fave, Day Hike Section 7 of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail at Falls Lake and continue on past TBOT (The Big Oak Tree) to DH Section 8, a remote and lovely stretch ducking in and out of coves, taking in nice views of the lake, and concluding through an expansive run of ferns to the Shinleaf Recreation Area. It's a 5.5-mile hike one way. We'll set a shuttle, meeting at Shinleaf at 1 p.m. for the 5-minute drive to the DH Section 7 trailhead at the Upper Barton Creek Boat Ramp. (Or get in an 11-mile workout by starting at Upper Barton Creek and doing an out-and-back.) One way, this is a beginner-to-intermediate hike, with mellow rollers and no sustained climbs.