Secret Canyon Trail
(14 miles, +500/-3,500 feet).

Recently, BarnFinder introduced me to his friend MixMaster, who is also interested in hiking, and today was our first trip together.  BarnFinder picked a really nice trail in the Pine Creek Wilderness called the Secret Canyon Trail (shhhhhh!).

Secret Canyon

The trail follows Pine Valley Creek and actually crosses under a beautiful modern bridge for interstate 8.

Secret bridge

At one point we lost the trail and had to bushwhack for a while through high weeds infested with ticks.  Yuck!  Fortunately, we found the trail again and it soon climbed out of Pine Valley into Secret Canyon.

BarnFinder takes a break
MixMaster strikes a pose
The three new amigos
Well, I guess it’s not a secret any more….

The end of the hike was uphill and hot, so we spread out a bit.  BarnFinder saw a rattlesnake, but MixMaster and I missed it.

Overall it was a great day and I’m really looking forward to more trips with these guys.


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