About this hike: Did not time this hike. Nearly 3 inches of rain from Thursday to Sunday. Surprisingly, the trails weren't muddy at all, and as the clouds began to lift, it was actually crowded on this Sunday afternoon.
The Valley was beautiful with clear, clean air, low clouds over the mountains, and even some snow on Four Peaks. A police chopper flew over low and people waved. The pilots waved back. Was an awesome hike with some different scenery.