August seems to be flying by and I can't wait for the somewhat cooler temperatures to come although the last few days have revisited the 105 degree range. Hard to believe that in one week, the mighty OSU Buckeyes kick off their college football season...yehaw!!! I drove to Canyon Lake Marina to scout a trail with which I am unfamiliar as a short cut to Lower LaBarge Box canyon. I walked across #88 where a finger of the lake stretches up stream into Boulder Canyon.
Unfortunately, the trail peters out at a wall so I retraced my route and headed up Boulder Canyon Trail, looking for a side trail that would cut to the right. The quantity of these Sphinx Moth Caterpillars is ginormous! They are everywhere as I find the side trail and begin following it.
I follow it for a bit but the day is getting hot so satisfied.....
.....although not all that satisfied that I can follow it given grass is growing from the trail, I turn around.
Great view of Canyon Lake and surroundings. I finish with a measly 2 miles of hiking but accomplished what I intended.
I drive out of the area with a last, beautiful look at Canyon Lake.