|Turtlehead Peak in Shadow|
The rain stopped after we got above the first dry fall but, luckily, the dry fall was dry! We quickly climbed the canyon, took the right fork near the top and found the trail that would take us over to Echo Canyon. The strong gusty wind tried to blow us down several times throughout the hike but the canyons protected us most of the time. We enjoyed the unusual trip down Echo since we usually do the canyon as an ascent. Near the bottom, we passed a ranger walking Jackson, the pet burro that is kept at the stables below. He let us pet him! We finished the hike without a snack break due to the unpredictable, windy, rainy weather.
4.7 miles; 1100 feet of elevation gain; 2.25 hours Bing Bang Boom
|Now it's sunny!|