Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Little Cottonwood Canyon - Red Pine Lake

We went up to Red Pine Lake on August 23rd. This has always been one of my favorite hikes. We've been very lucky to have such great weather on our runs. This was no exception. Jer set a great pace. I've never made it to the lake in so short of time. True, Craig was waiting at the top and well rested but nothing new there. He's an animal. The trail is really nice up to the first turn off at the river and then it flows pretty well for another mile or so. After that it get's a little rocky. The trail is wide enough that the rocks don't slow you down much but it did slow us down on the decent. The last half mile is the steepest and you finish with a good burn.

Total Miles: 7
Starting Elevation: 7580
Ending Elevation: 9620
Time up: 1hr
Time down: 1hr
Runners: David, Craig, Jer and Ryan

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