After a quick day at work my wife allowed me to take the dogs on a hike up north. I decided on Gaddes Canyon #110. It was nice hiking on a trail for once. Most of our hikes over the last year have been off trail. Took #110 down to Gaddes Canyon and switched over to #9037. Didn’t bother looking for the spring because everything I’ve read is you can’t access it anyway because it’s covered? Anyway the trail was very pleasant and coupled with the partly cloudy skies and breeze was very relaxing. The trail was easy to follow but farther on the brush was starting to encroach ever so slightly. This trail could be a winner in the fall. Oaks everywhere! Was a bit bummed to not find a drop of water though. Had hoped to find a small pool or two to cool the dogs off so had to turn around earlier than expected. Took a break and was coming back the same way but decided to loop back around through a side canyon. Lots of bear sign and elk sign here. Only sighted a few deer though. One of which was acting real goofy jumping up and down and not really running away more so trying to draw our attention which made me think there was a fawn nearby but could never find it. Checked out a nice meadow and made it back to the truck.
I didn’t experience either #110 or #9037 fully but I thought they were nice and maybe worth a return in fall or wetter times.