Snodgrass Canyon. The original idea for today was to do the the Hawn Mountain Loop, but as the weather wasn’t cooperating we decided to hike Snodgrass Canyon, tucked between Iron Mountain and Ruffner Mountain. You reach the Canyon from the Whipple Mountain trail, just past the turn off to Deep Creek. This is an awesome hike, and a great cardio workout, up a steep old mining road with incredible views back to Wilson and Lizard Head. You get to the Mountain Flower Mine after about 2 1/2 hours and an elevation gain of 2,000’. Our idea of a great hike is that we don’t see anyone for the entire journey and this one did not disappoint. We heard the sounds of coyotes howling in the solitude….. but there was no sign of the spirit of Walt Snodgrass, who, legend has it, dropped dead on the trail in the 1940’s.