3 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •
I didn't research Scout Camp hike enough, I had just glanced at a BLM brochure online and decided upon it. Had I read more, I would have started left instead of right. Instead, I started right, down a terrifying skinny trail with steep dropoffs, where one wrong move would make one tumble into the canyon. I couldn't enjoy myself as my partner refused to leash the dog, all I could think about was her accidentally tumbling off the trail. When I reached a section that said DANGER to hikers, eroded cliffs, I decided I had enough and turned around. I took a lightly used trail that rose up above the canyon instead. I'll come back to this trail someday when I don't have to worry about anyone but myself tumbling down the cliff. My anxiety just wasn't having it. Beautiful views, from what I saw. Kicking myself, but dog safety was more important than my views.