Fun day hike to Holdout Spring from High Creek. It's color time, and we weren't disappointed. It looked as if a recent high-wind event had stripped some of the early turners, but there was still plenty to be had. Rattlesnake canyon is really a winner. I'd love to camp near the spring sometime. In fact, I need to get back and cover some more ground in this wilderness. So much great terrain and fantastic views.
We were a group of 5 and a dog so we didn't see any wildlife today, but it's tough to walk 10 feet without seeing a huge bear poop. Neighbors back at camp said there had been a bear a couple hundred yards away, but none of us saw it. Oh well.