2018-06-24 | Barrier fire lookout (McConnell Ridge), Prairie View | 2019m | 1410m TH |13.2km | TA 650m | solo
While Shannon kayaked on Barrier Lake I chose this hike kind of randomly off the map. Starting at roughly 11am I was parked on hwy 40 adding a little extra distance to my day. I was shocked how busy it was and it continued to be busy all the way to Prairie View. Much less traffic takes the relatively short spur to the lookout. I tried not to let the pletheora of non-hiker types spoil my day (which included groups travelling the full width of the trail, a guy with ILS no shirt and an off leash pit bull, people holding hands not yielding the trail....) I took flower pictures and smiled. haha. It was a super sunny day and Shannon enjoyed her paddle so a win.
© Clayton Ditzler