Hike 11: Weir Canyon Trail

Hike 11/52

3.7 Miles Lollipop Loop
Parking:  Free

 

Gotta beat the heat in the summer time down here, especially if you want to keep up with your 52 Hike Challenege.

I had originally hoped to go to the Sinks, a 9.5 mile trail that looks like a grip of fun, but not wanting to run, and maybe work myself up to that a little more; the max I’ve gone is maybe 5 miles all around.  So I did the right thing, or wussed out, however you want to look at it, and went back instead to the Weir Canyon Trail.

This was my fourth time at the trail, skipped bring the big camera and went just for a bit of speed.  Having had hiked it 3 other times I had a pretty good comparison to see if I picked up any speed while out on my hike, and…. No.  No I didn’t.  It seems I went about 5 minutes slower than my first hike.  It felt a lot faster however, and I’ve managed to keep a pretty consistent speed on my hikes so I’m not bothered none by it.

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The weather this time was definitely warmer.  The sun was in full effect and this trail doesn’t have many trees to be shaded under, even though we got there somewhat early; 830ish i believe, it was still quite warm in the sun.

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the ninja strikes

I was super stoked to get to try out my new UV Buff wear piece that had just showed the day before.  Don’t mind the ninja photo.  This thing is awesome and I’m so stoked on it.  I’ll do a super short post about this awesome little piece of gear.  For now I’ll get back to the hike.

When we first got on trail there is a large area of tall reeds or grass, only weeks ago they were green & covered in yellow flowers.  Now their stocks were the golden attraction.  A large swarm of buzzing, rattling, singing sounds from thousands of unseen musicians started up.  Zzzzzzzzzz.  It would swell to a frenzy and then die down to a silence.

The hills that were green just a few months ago have gone into a golden honey color.  The colors of summer quickly taking over the vibrant greens of spring.  There were large amounts of insets out on the trail, buzzing and humming, announcing our arrival to others ahead of the trail.  All creating a moving, living symphony.

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Green losing to brown.

Trail work is being done.  Fences put up, trails reworked and cleared.

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Signs of trail work.

This hike is always a favorite & probably is my default hike.  It a good distance, not to much climb but can still get your blood pumping.  It’ll be fun to watch these hills change more through out the year.

Want to check out my other hikes in Weir Canyon you can find them here.

  1. April 8, 2017
  2. April 15, 2017
  3. April 24, 2017

I realize I didn’t do an easter day hike so I’ll go back and make a post for that.

Once again, this trail is awesome.  Always have a good time on it and couldn’t recommend this more, or the 52 Hike Challenge for that matter.

 

•all photos taken on iPhone 6+ with Vsco Cam.

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