We turned right(north) and followed the Long Trail towards Burnt Rock's summit. The climb up from here was quite steep, but a lot of fun.
Emerging atop open rock ledges.
We arrived back at the car, quite exhausted, but also fulfilled. A great 13 mile, 4 peak hike. Elevation gain was nearly 4800 feet for the day. The only drawback was the amount of black flies, which really got annoying.