Hike Distance: 7.3 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 85.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 1009 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 9600 feet
I was feeling like this place may have some bad karma associated with it. Last time I visited this area my SI joint gave out and I had sharp stabbing pains that made it difficult to even walk a few steps. It’s been about 1.5 months and I’m still trying to get past this issue. Spoiler alert; no problems this time around. 🙂
I did the same clockwise loop that I’ve done in the past. This gave me views of the upper and lower falls, along with great views of Round Lake. The significant news is that I tried finding Woodburn Falls but somehow missed it altogether. For some reason I keep doing this, as the signage to this falls is horrible. I mean, there are some signs indicating where you should turn but as you get closer there are other trails that have no signage. Very frustrating.
It was quite a nice day, for me, and I really enjoyed it, especially since the last time. It was interesting to see that Round Lake was very low, but they may have upped the flow rate at the spillway? You could have walked around much of the Round Lake shoreline, if you wanted. It did rain much of the day but I was well prepared, which made it a positive experience!