Fifth Water Hot Springs in Winter
This was a round trip hike, but the phone's battery went from 99% to 13% going just one way with airplane mode turned on. Two of us camped overnight at two single person campsites and woke to over eight inches of fresh snow the following morning. We didn't see another human during the entire hike back but did encounter several turkeys, deer, and a bald eagle. The pools we soaked in ranged from 101 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mount Aire via Lambs Canyon
I took Lambs Canyon Trail up over Lambs Canyon Pass into Millcreek Canyon. From there I followed the Mount Aire Trail to the peak which wasn't very exciting. OpenStreetMap shows a trail along the ridge from Mount Aire to Lambs Canyon Pass. It was a lie. There was "trail" for a few feet by the pass, but it was otherwise scrub oak, rocks, and wildflowers with an occasional deer trail. Lambs Canyon was nice enough that I could wear sandals. Hiking shoes were required for the ridge.
As for animals. There were several snakes along the main trails and a ground squirrel along the ridge. There was also fresh, smelly bear poop along the ridge just before Lambs Canyon Pass. Everything was too fast for pictures and the views weren't impressive.
Almost Grandeur Peak before work
I tried getting up the West slope before work in the morning. A rattlesnake scared me so bad right as the trail went over some rocks that I decided I better head back so I could get to work on time.