Our friend Matt started talking about a Rabbit Lake hike early last week. When we woke up Sunday morning to more rain, it seemed like the hike would be delayed again. (Side note: We tried to get to Rabbit Lake with Matt and others last May but there was too much snow on the trail it we didn't make it halfway.)
But mid-afternoon the rain had stopped and sun even started to shine through. And the hike was on.
Gina was rewarded for her patience. It was a great day for a hike and a great hike too. Heading out from the top of Canyon Road, a gradual climb got us out of brush within a couple miles; then it was wide-open views with portions of both North and South Suicide peaks emerging from the clouds on rare occasions.
After 4.5 miles we arrived at the edge of Rabbit Lake. A handful of others were sitting around the shore, so we headed for a rock outcropping for a little solitude.
The hike back had us talking about the camping trip to the same area in the near future, with the goal of bagging some of the peaks that surrounded us on Sunday.