Finally got to knock this one off of my list. I had to make the decision between 2 alternatives: 1) Start hiking early in the morning, and get school work done later in the day. Ha Ha. That would turn into a lie because I just would've hiked longer. or 2) Get my school stuff done in the morning, and see what hike I could do afterward. Woodchute it was. Pretty cool trail with great views, though the views were somewhat simultaneously marred and enhanced by the strong monsoon activity in the area. Got a lot of sprinkles during the first 3 miles, but pretty dry after that. There's some fire-damaged areas near the beginning, but not too bad. Woodchute Mountain reminds me very much of the Coconino Plateau near Flagstaff because it's 2nd-growth ponderosa pine and gambel oak forest. Very little sign of wildlife with very few deer tracks and few birds, but that was probably due to the stormy weather. I hope.
"Oak-town is the city of dope...couldn't be saved by John the Pope" Fran & Kimo please keep watching over us with your aloha spirit so that we may remain safe. A Hui Hou Kakou