The 5-mile hiking loop in the Claremont Wilderness Park is extremely popular, and on weekends it is nearly impossible to get a parking space within a half-mile of the trailhead. Sometimes we opt for the shorter, but steeper, Sycamore Canyon Trail. Before the rain headed in, we spent an hour on the loop – almost 2 miles, and, according to my flight counter on my phone, it was 47 stories of up. That definitely skewed my daily average for the week. We saw about 6-8 people on the trail itself, although many people were enjoying the day along the flatter Thompson Creek Trail and Higgenbothem Park.
The gorgeous clouds made picture-taking easy.