Did this hike back on August 8th with the wife and the pup. Wanted to get out of the heat and in the mountains. With some google maps i came upon this trail and it was a winner! Had plenty of shade and tons of water! And the weather was in the 70's the whole time. I think portions of this canyon have year round water because we saw fish. Saw plenty of cattle. They seemed rather friendly. But also saw tons of deer and I believe elk tracks? And lots of either coyote or fox crap. This trail seemed like a total paradise and was in amazing condition. Surprised its not more popular.