I was extra super crazy lucky after my sister left in that my bestie was coming 2 weeks later for a quick visit and she was bringing her youngest son!
With that in mind, I decided to hit Mt. Falcon again on the weekend in between visitors. Plus we got a small snow the Friday before and I knew even with some snow Mt. Falcon ( Hike Details Here) could give a good challenge with lots of miles and we could crush it in short order, then get the house ready for our next set of guests.
It was a crisp morning and for some reason the beginning of this hike always takes my breath away. We made excellent time up to the West Parking lot and even shared the trail with these 2 flirty does.
Since we made such good time we decided to hit another part of the trail system we hadn’t checked out yet. So we did Eagle’s Eye Shelter and the Tower trail up to the actual peak of Mt. Falcon( at least I think). It was so cute and Tower trail really had a tower on it. Eagle’s Eye Shelter really was an old summer home turned into a nice picnic and viewing area. I loved them and loved the views from them.
In the end we did around 10.5 miles with 2200ish feet of elevation gain in just 3.5 hours. We figured out we jogged a little more than 2 miles on the way down, it felt pretty good and got us done even more quickly. I am not usually a faster is better person but knowing we had lots of prep work at home for our next set of visitors made a quick hike necessary. I have to say I am getting more used to the jogging down portion of our hikes lately. Who knows maybe one day I will even find my way to trail running…although it is unlikely.
It was a beautiful day…..here are some of our favorite pictures.