We arrive at the trail head, expecting this popular hike to be crowded even on a Monday and it was, but not too bad. Boynton Canyon trail takes one to the end of the canyon but there is a spur trail, about 2 miles in, that would take us to "The Subway".
Amazing scenery as always.
The trail parallels a resort for about a mile but it's not too intrusive.
In addition to our friends Tom and Janet, we brought Jack the Dog. Jack is not a huge fan of hiking but he loves the attention he receives from other hikers and boy does he receive a lot of attention. We've arrived at the spur trail and begin a steady climb to....
....this steep notch, climb it, circle to our right and....
....wow, what an iconic image. Note the ledge on the opposite side of the Subway.
To access it, one need navigate kind of a steep wall.
Then slowly and carefully walk the ledge around a corner where we find the other significant attraction....
I go inside and take a picture of Amy, standing outside.
We descend an alternative route to the base of the aforementioned notch and head back. Gathering clouds indicate rain is on the way and we did receive a small amount of it.
I had gotten a little ahead of our group so ascended another spur trail to the above pinnacle. I climbed up that but the way down was a little "scary" so....
...these nice people stood below and guided my feet to unseen steps. Thanks whoever you were. Finished with 6 miles and a great memory.