The beginning of the hike
A scenic view just past Undine Falls
As we continued on, the trail began to gradually descend into Lava Creek Canyon. As we descended, we got wonderful views of the Gardiner River Bridge on Dunraven Pass. At the bottom of the canyon, we enjoyed the beautiful ridge line to our right.
Colin on the trail as it began to descend into the canyon
Gardiner River Bridge
Hills along the side of the trail
Bunsen Peak behind us
Ridge line along the trail
Towards the end of the hike, we saw an enormous bird sitting by the river. I am not sure what kind of bird it was, but my best guess is an eagle or a raptor.
About a mile later, the trail brought us to a really neat metal suspension bridge across the Gardiner River. After crossing it, we noticed the sky darkening all around us. Luckily, the end of the hike was near, and we made it to the car before the heavy rain began to fall.
View from the bridge
The end of the hike is near
Darkening sky at the end of the hike