Saturday, May 17, 2008
The hike goes up and down, up and down. The endpoint is 400 feet higher than the beginning, at a scenic overlook (shown); we gained 1580 feet to get there. We stopped at the overlook for lunch. We also thought about whether we wanted to drive or hike back. No one wanted to be the one to wimp out, so we all headed back. The return trip was something of a slog, as we were all tired already. However, it took an hour less than the first leg - our detour had really added extra miles (and elevation gain).
The hike was rather pretty, especially compared to many other trails near dammed lakes. (It follows the north shore of Cordell Hull Lake.) It had several nice scenic overlooks. The weather was also cooperative, sunny but not hot. However, I am still really tired.