Headed to the Trinity Alps for a change of scenery, and it was certainly worth the drive. I haven't done much hiking in this area, but it is an area where I would like to plan a backpacking trip. This is one one of the few trails in the alps that lends itself to a day trip. I saw meadows, views of distant peaks, giant trees, and the awesome Stoddard Lake surrounded with forest and granite.
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.