I think it was the most people I've ever seen in Japanese Gulch in a single visit, and they all had dogs. I saw SEVEN dogs! Only two of them were on leashes. Every other time, I'd turn a corner, see a dog up ahead, and the dog would think for a second and then either come up to meet me or run back to their owner. Either way, they were all very sweet, though the two that were kept on their leash were a bit jumpy.
'twas a typical beautiful stroll.
The views today across the gulch to the other side were really quite amazing.
I also made good use of those mud-avoiding side trails again.
2.93 miles in 1:02, 6,308 steps, 196ft gain
I chose the OpenStreet map today because some of the trails are on it, and it's interesting to see how many aren't. The next one you see touching the creek below the one I took here is Rusty Car, which means Bowling Ball Adjacent is missing. I can't remember if Rollercoaster is North or South of Rusty Car, but it's also missing, along with a whole bunch of others on the Eastern side. It's still fun to see that some of them are available in that mapping system, though.