Woke up and my inner child said, "Lewcy... You got some 'splorin' to do." I've always thought it would be cool to explore the area just south of milepost 208, where you can emerge from First Water Creek near Canyon Lake. So I did (explore), and it was (cool!).
Parked at the power pole and headed east. This is a great little trail with stunning views of the canyons and Four Peaks. After about 1/2 mile the trail drops down into the creek and could be an alternate to the exit at MP 208. Bright sunshine and yellow-green lichen everywhere made for some pretty sites!