Apex Trail Vista

Apex Trail Vista

We explored two new trails yesterday in the Willow Lake area. We were the first to park in the Willow Lake boat ramp parking area. After hiking 0.3 miles on the Approach Trail, we took the Canyon Trail, a loop which we have hiked in both directions. This time I climbed the 0.5 mile spur, the Apex Trail, for nice views of the Dells and a glimpse of Willow Lake. The trail is marked with white paint dots on the slickrock. The towering granite spires and massive rock mesas provide incredible views from below and on high. We are fortunate to live in proximity to such treasures. Back on the Canyon Trail I took another detour on the Ron James Approach Trail. After traversing through mountain vegetation, one climbs to a saddle which has a connection with the Constellation Trail. The final side trip was taking the Basin Trail, a loop off the Canyon Trail which we had previously walked from the opposite direction. We were disappointed to discover that someone had damaged our front bumper while we were hiking and did not leave a note. It is difficult to imagine the scenario that resulted in the damage. About eight other cars were disbursed in the large parking area and none of them was the obvious culprit. I need to remind myself not to be too bothered by the small stuff.

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