They opened up the crystal lake area a bit ago - so we went up to check it out! The drive was pretty cool, really *really* feel like you are getting out of the city. We dithered around a bit finding the trailhead we were looking for but made it eventually. We then did the hike up to Windy Gap, but since the dog was overly sensitive the heat, a couple people turned back with him. I will say, even for people, it was pretty hot. Then on the way down I got super-scared by a rattler a few feet from the trail and while trying to get away as fast as I could, I had a pretty nice ankle-twist + bruise. Ah well - the slings and arrows we do suffer to go the places we want.