Such a perfect day for a great Wednesday hike. Blue sky, great scenery, and warm sunshine. Many hikers for the longer route split and went in opposite directions to the top.
The trail up to the saddle of the canyon was a bit rough because it was definitely up! You can see our trail near the top in the 2nd picture.
Gosh, but the scenery and the views from the top were awesome! After huffing and puffing, we all made it! Lots of smiles as the groups passed each other!
The rest at the top was well deserved! We sure needed it for going back down on a very rocky trail.
Even a little rock climbing was done as we headed back to the parking lot. It just added to the adventure and the end of a nice hike together.