If you want peaceful, solitude hike, and see some wildlife (before they went on to hiding) the earlier times recommended. Later in a day, it can get pretty crowded with families and kids.
We arrived here at 8:30am and were the only one here. The first resident to greed us was this big jackrabbit, with long ears, Larry, that is now his name ;) It was really quite remarkable starting this hike with Larry. Thankfully Ava was too ADD and never saw the fellow, but he sure saw her. I was a bit ADD myself with all the remarkable sightseeing of the rocks and their angles. I couldn't stop taking pictures, yet I couldn't wait to start the hike. Finally after few roll shots, I was able to pull myself together to explore the trails.
The 'rabbit trails', or so Ava calls them. They can be found everywhere where the rocks/brushes are. Ava sure found the little rabbits and tried to make friends with them, but you know...they didn't give her a chance. It's ok, cause later on we ran into a coyote and Ava wanted to introduce herself but thankfully listened to me and we agreed, not to bother... Coyote (I have to say) did scary me a bit, I never witnessed one so close, so silent and boom just appears/disappears.
The views are here spectacular, please, check 'My photo album', Larry is in it too, we both were pretty quick (I am with my camera and him disappearing in a bushes).
I am planning to go on a hike this or next wknd and looking for some ideas. If anyone has any place in mind you would want to go (but haven't yet and looking for a Ginny-pig) or if you did go, please, let me know ;) Thanks for following and running into us! ;)