16 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain • 1 night
This is in the Cottonwood Canyon State Park. Met my pals at the TH. We hiked up past the Lost Corral and set up camp above the mouth of Esau Canyon, then went a-wandering the hills above. Saw some baby deers! They froze and were camoflaged very well. (Used zoom on my camera, didnt get too close) Love all the gorgeous basalt. Explored the Rattlesnake Canyon and falls too. Very cool.
Beautiful evening in camp, we hung out in the dark after dinner and listened to the birds and crickets. So nice to NOT be shivering at night and feel like you have to dive immediately into your tent-yay summer!