Card Canyon Loop, 3 July, 2022
10 hale and hearty hikers took to the mountains for a pleasant Sunday hike around the Card Canyon Loop.
As opposed to recent years, we hiked counterclockwise, starting up the west canyon and descending through the east canyon. We generally agreed that this was a good choice as the east canyon has a more gentle grade and is less rocky. (The west canyon is open to motorcycles which tends to cause more loose rocks on the trail.)
The day ranged from warm to hot in sunny conditions. The variety of wildflowers was almost overwhelming and the greenery was more lush than we expected. We enjoyed beautiful views, interesting geological features, Mexican Walking Fish along with plentiful mosquitoes and biting flies.
Thanks to Brent for the narrative, Susan and Jane for photos and Dave W. for photos and GPS data.