hike Sweet Connie trail, north of Boise, Idaho - part 1
Sweet Connie trail is a stroll in the hills about 4 miles or so north of Boise, Idaho off the beaten path.
The trail winds between rock formations down along one creek, and then up another, and is very scenic.
The trail follows along the creek, and is not a difficult trail to hike. There are lots of large boulders and rock formations strewn along the way that were left when the great glacier from Canada in the last ice age grinded the surface of the earth when it moved.
When we hiked this trail it was a warm day, in the mid 70's with a little breeze, but full sun making it feel like the upper 80's, and the humidity was fairly high so it felt pretty hot, and I sweated quite a bit hiking along, and Pearl was hot too.
Except for a couple of mountain biker riders, we had the trail to ourselves.
The trail doesn't have any cliffs or steep ravines or other things that might put off someone afraid of heights. For my personal preferences, I prefer the large vertical variations in elevation. But the rock formations make it very scenic.
All in all, except for the hot temperature, it was a very pleasant hike, I would recommend it to anybody who likes a scenic hike, and a nice short walk in nature.
I would recommend days when the temperature is between 40 and 60F, because there is no shade on the hike whatsoever, so in the sun, it is constantly about 20F hotter than the air temperature.
On hotter days, one needs to get out at 6AM, and get back by 10AM, or go out at 5PM and make it a night hike with headlamps and flashlights.
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