Dog Lake, Mill Creek Canyon

Posted: 1st October 2011 by Jonathan Wood in Hiking
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Took yet another hike to Dog Lake today. The leaves are starting to turn to their Fall colors and the weather is starting to cool. It won’t be long before the upper Mill Creek Canyon is closed.

As usual, parking was scarce on a Saturday afternoon. Most people will park at one of the lower parking lots. However, I find I can generally get a spot at the very top of Mill Creek if I wait a while.

I tried to set a pretty good pace up the Little Water trail to the lake without stopping and it took around 35 minutes. I don’t really seem to be able to do this hike much faster than that.

The temperature was great. Definitely feeling a bit cooler and the sky was partly cloudy.

The hike was fairly short and uneventful. There were quite a few people and their dogs at the lake. We stayed a while before heading back down.

Definitely a nice hike to get in before it’s too lake this year.

Dog Lake: 8,795 Feet
Elevation Gained: 1,400 Feet
Distance Traveled: 3.77 Miles
Time on Mountain: 2 Hours and 21 Minutes

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