I went on Loop 3 of this trail (and also on Loops 1 and 2), but we mutually decided that 10 miles is my maximum limit, so when it came time to do Loop 4, Wayne went alone. He had a wonderful time, and so did I!
Since it was a loop trail and I didn’t have to drive to a pick-up spot, I decided to do some exploring on my own while waiting. There was a short trail from the picnic area to a family campground that I took. I’m not used to hiking alone, so it was a bit disconcerting being out in the wilderness all by myself. However, I’m proud of myself for doing something new, and relieved that I didn’t encounter any wild animals.
With campsites surrounding a little lake, the campground itself looked like a nice peaceful place to spend a few days.
It was a lovely, peaceful day, and I’m glad we could spend it in this beautiful, natural setting.