I took the morning off to finally check out the Upper Loop. I decided to do it as a loop hike with the west half of the Lower Loop. I started at the Cunningham Campground trailhead, and headed clockwise onto the Upper Loop. Upper Moonshine Creek was sweet! Wildflowers on lush, green mountain sides. The trail was prettier than I had remembered. I got back to the trailhead just as the first thunder sounded from a developing storm, then it was down the mountain and off to work. This is one of the best trails in the Pinaleno Mountains in my opinion. Definately a "must hike".
Come ye sweltering denizens of the plains to the mountains and enjoy life -Colorado Miner, July 25, 1867