Took the team up to Payson this weekend and my up with Mel and Mark who joined us to visit the old Railroad Tunnel. 59 degree start to the hike was well welcomed. We weren't on the trail long before we veered off to explore the area around the old hatchery. Ponds still riddle the landscape with pipes and other pieces of the old laying around. Tons of ripe blackberries hang from the ends of thorny vines in that area. Made our way back to the trail and off to the tunnel. After visiting the tunnel we explored some direct routes to the top. The girls and I retreated back to the Colonel Devin trail and met up with Mel and Mark at the top. Enjoyed the views for a bit and headed back to Washington Park trailhead. A very photogenic butterfly visited with us for quite some time, many pictures were taken.