Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hike 2014.050E -- Island Trail, Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ
From the visitor center, both the Island and Rim trails begin. The Rim Trail (which I did not walk) runs .7 miles along the north rim of Walnut Canyon. The roughly one-mile Island Trail descends from the rim and the visitor center, to an "island" outcropping between two folks of Walnut Canyon. It's normally a .9 mile loop, but on the day we visited, the far end of the trail was closed for repair.
You are free to walk inside of most of the homes, but you are asked to please not lean or climb over the walls, and please, do not use the homes as toilets.
people are stupid enough to graffiti national parks, then take pictures of themselves doing this, then post those pictures to the Internet, there's no telling what kind of stupidity people will do, even if you ask them not to do it.
Only a couple of hikes since then, but there are still some older hikes I haven't blogged yet, as well. I'll keep going at them; hope to catch up some more soon.