Absolutely gorgeous day today. Left Scottsdale about 9:15 and hit the trail with a friend a little before 11. Pretty quiet day out. We only ran into 7 other hikers on the trail. There were a few people out fishing and enjoying some general relaxation. Temps were in the upper 70s which was heaven compared to 112* in the valley. I'm so glad I finally got to make the trek around the lake after some friends I went camping with a few weeks ago decided they'd had enough after about 1/3 mi! I definitely want to bring the BF for a hiking/boating afternoon under the pines.