Attempt at a Thaynes Canyon-Desolation Loop Hike
I wanted to do a loop hike I've done before from the Desolation trailhead up Millcreek Canyon. Shortly after you start up the desolation trail it branches east into Thaynes Canyon. You can take that up 1.5 miles and 2,000 feet until you hit the desolation trail which has wrapped around west and then back east to meet up with the Thaynes Canyon trail. Along the way you pass a spring coming straight out of the mountain. Unfortunately Laura and I couldn't find the turnoff back onto Desolation trail. It was really steep too which made it tough carrying babies. After bushwhacking a bit trying to find the right trail we decided to bag it and go back the way we came. The loop is better though, because it’s 3 miles back, so half as steep. Also, you pass a beautiful city overlook. Tim claims to know how to find the route for this loop, so I'm going to need to return with him and figure out the right way to do it.