After work hike. Did this as an in - out hike. In on Hawks Nest, then Tortoise, Valle, Horned Owl and then up Union Peak. Took the most direct route to the peak and returned the same way. Modest amount of traffic out today including hikers, bikers and horsemen. Saw my snake this year. A little guy...not sure what kind. Jogged the whole route, though I certainly wasn't setting any records. Ankles and knees were on good behavior today which was a nice feeling.