Hike Distance: 6.2 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 162.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 620 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 20221 feet
Today I just needed my hiking fix but still wanted some elevation gain. It was a rainy miserable day, just what I like for a winter hike (sometimes). As has been usual, I’ve been getting out late, and mostly due to my back exercises and stretching.
As is typical for my hikes in this park, I looped around the outer loop. Then I switched direction and head back around the west side of the park, which is about half way up in elevation to the rim. I semi-loop clockwise around the lake and head down toward the shore trail and loop once more counter-clockwise around the lake. You’d really need to see a map to understand the crazy route I took.
I only took pictures on the lower lake trail, and the fog across the lake made for great pictures. It seamed that the fog always moved away from me as I approached. It was a fantastic mood, and if a monster rose out of the water I wouldn’t be surprised!