The water came up to just below my knees and it was cold but not uncomfortable. Another 1.5 miles got us to the end of the paved road to the start of a closed dirt road. Being my father's son and that it was noon I decided we could not go on without eating lunch, so we did.
The trail is mostly in a canyon with a running stream and waterfalls along the way. This is the Grouch in full White Knight mode (as in Alice in Wonderland - read the story to understand the reference). The rocks behind me are very picturesque but unfortunately did not photograph as anything more than rocks.
This is young daughter with two of her well behaved dogs along the trail. She looks so fresh and happy because she is not carrying the water and other gear. She is smarter than the Grouch who ended up carrying everything.
We climbed out of the canyon where it was starting to feel pretty darn hot with no breeze penetrating into it and emerged to this beautiful wildflower covered meadow. We hiked a bit further just to say we did so and then turned back. All together we walked about 9 miles. It was a great hike and left me hoping to return again and go even further next time. Being with my young and lovely daughter made the experience even better!
Here is some information on the trail: