As we met in the parking lot, strapped on our packs and crossed the road to head up the wide road-trail, the morning was cool with a wonderful breeze. There was no haze at all in a bright blue sky and the air was so clean and crisp, making me want to take great big gulps of it and pack some away for the hot days that would be coming later.
Waterton Canyon is one we’ve hiked before, but it is such a great place to spend the day, when it’s cool out because it is all exposed.
Hiking along the river, we saw deer, cormorants, a couple of big horn sheep, one muskrat, and several brown and white ducks. Herds of various aged children passed us in supervised day outing groups, some singing and some just peddling away on their mountain bikes.
Six miles passed quickly in easy conversation and we planted ourselves at the picnic table below the dam to enjoy our packed lunches before we journeyed back down the road to our vehicles and the much-anticipated trip to Magill’s World of Ice-Cream!