Pretty, quiet hike

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User: gypsydawn - 1/12/2011

Location: River Place Nature Trail

Rating: 4point5stars
Difficulty: 3point5stars  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 6.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: I started out at the Lake, and am so glad. I wasn't expecting the climb to the canyon, and I was really thankful to be going downhill on my way back. The trail was well marked and maintained. I didn't see a single piece of trash. I went on a Wednesday and it was 31 degrees - cold for this area - so there were only 2 other people on the trail that I ran into. I took my dog with me, and he seemed to really enjoy the climbing, but on the way down, it would get a little sketchy on the more narrow paths. My only complaint about the entire day was my fault. I didn't look at the topography well enough so I didn't expect how steep it was and thought this trail would be a good opportunity to start breaking in some new boots. Terrible mistake. Other than that, it was perfect.

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