Hike was... . We just didn't really enjoy. Lots of rugged terrain and scree and the only pretty views are aft 6 miles you see "some" canyon. And we saw probably 40 cows and 2 bulls. Super friendly lil fellas...
But... Down the canyon... Absolutely beautiful. Very peaceful. Saw 2 hunters and 2 other backpackers. Maybe Don and I are just spoiled... We treat ourselves to more pretty thru hikes. Anyways... We came we saw we slept we conquered.
Went up Carney to Peak 5057. Fun. Yes up up up. Started to Flatiron and it got so windy... Seriously. Not worth risking. Couldn't see anything anyways so what's the point in going to Flatiron? So we got on the Heiroglyphics trail the went like 4 miles in the Lost Goldmine TH then back to Carney and back to truck. Hiked from headlamp to dusk. AWESOME.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.