Canyon Lake, a trail that seemed to almost kill us the last time we hike it. The last mile to the lake had my knees sounding like rusty hinges and my legs shaking. I still remember the sore legs for several days after that hike. So, why do it again and see what happens. To be honest perfectly honest the hike is quite enjoyable this even with the steep pitch. Canyon Lake has been drawn down to a rather level with this year’s drought. In fact, the entire drainage seemed arid, especially compared to the last time we were here, and water was everywhere. With the conditions, we move swiftly over the trail and by not taking any real breaks, we covered the ~11 miles about an hour and forty minutes faster than previously.
Max elevation: 7408 ft