Hike: The Deadening Alpine Trail, Sat 07/15/2016 09:00-12:00CDT
Distance: 4.4 miles Difficulty: Difficult due to scrambles Rating: 4.5/5
Conditions: Hot, humid. Partly cloudy to mostly clear. Calm. Trails wet from recent rains but not muddy - in good shape.
This hike is always a workout and today was no exception. Forest sounds were limited to birds and insects except on the lake, where boats and jet skis were the order of the day. Some of the trail has been modified but the route is largely unchanged.
Portions of this trail have challenging scrambles (up and down). Hiking poles are an asset here.
Time of worship and introspection. LORD, GOD, YOU are amazing!