Weather: 47°, sunny
Time: 29 minutes
About this hike: I thought that maybe a morning hike would mean thinner crowds since it has been so cold in the mornings. Wrong again.
However, a historical trend was broken today. As I passed the "Lot Full" sign and cross-armed ranger at the Echo Canyon entrance, lo and behold he removed the sign. I drove a complete lap around the circle and pulled right in. Parking was very tight, on a hill, and all around uncomfortable. I like my car parked on an end as far from other cars as possible.
Regardless, I chose the "risky" parking spot and thankfully my car is no worse for the wear (believe me, I checked).
Today was a very enjoyable hike even with the crowds. Even more rewarding is two days solidly in the Under-30 club.
Following are the results. I think the S-Health app gets a few stats wrong, especially in regard to "Calories Burned."