DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,139 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Monday, March 07, 2016

What a great hike but difficult! Bring plenty of water! We did a balloon trail, started at Canyon Lake. When we reached the highest point, maybe 1 mile in, there are amazing views of Canyon Lake, Four Peaks and Weaver's Needle. A little further, there is also great view of the Battleship Mountain before we descended to the dry river bed. Went off trail and reached an amazing emerald pool at the end of the "box". The water was too cold for a swim but nevertheless dipped our feet in and cooled off before we headed back out along a faint trail (there were some cairns) and connect back on boulder canyon trail. Took us 7 hours total.