Daytrip - Kraft Mountain Loop Trail

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 On 11/26 Blake Smith and I decided to travel to Calico Basin and hike the lower portion of the Kraft Mountain Loop Trail. Even though it was Thanksgiving weekend, in all the times I have visited Calico Basin area, I have never seen so many people there. We encountered roughly 150 people while hiking this trail. Most were in 'groups' that were free climbing the dozens of huge boulders that littered the trail along the lower edge of Kraft Mountain. Even though the entire loop is 3-1/4 miles long, we only hiked out about a mile into Gateway Canyon. It was a beautiful, sunny day in the mid-60's.