Dateline 28 April 2015
Happily, the desert has been surprised by rain recently. As as result with cooler temperatures and the chance of wind, there was some debate about whether the mountain would be too cold and what might be the best trail for the conditions. After a bit of thought, the Sunset Trail emerged as a good option with views of water from Saturday’s snow and less exposure to the wind. As you can see, it was a beautiful day! After crossing into Marshall Gulch we continued a short distance on the Aspen Trail to check out the wild spring green of the aspens just leafing out. The combination of cool air, new leaves everywhere, and a bright day made this an excellent choice of trails.