Hike Distance: 6.6 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 860.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 906 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 105499 feet
Definitely brutally hot out and thought I’d go to a park that has a lake! I first hiked around the lake and it was cooler although still very warm. I bumped into a very nice woman and we had a nice talk.
The lake is fairly busy, but not compared to a weekend, and very noisy with lots of children and families. Basically, everybody is out for the summer having fun! I sure do miss when I was a kid and went out to the lake, and went swimming and boating and fishing. Those were the days!
After going around the upper Lake Trail I then cut over to the outer trail that goes around the entire park. I stopped to have quite a bit to drink and also take some electrolytes, so that I don’t get dehydrated or have heat issues. I must say that it is incredibly hot even under the tree canopy! I can tell that I’m really going to be enjoying my ride home in the air conditioning and being at home with the heat pump 🙂
Still a very nice day and I was very well prepared for the heat!