Mountain View Trail at Stone Valley Recreation Area
My intentions were to hike the Lake Trail at the Stone Valley Recreation Area. However, upon my arrival, I soon discovered that Lake Perez had been drained. Where there was once a lake now stood a large meadow. It seems that they were in the process of repairing the dam and that the lake would be empty for a couple years yet. The hike on the Lake Trail lost its appeal since there wasn't a lake to hike around. After a quick glance at one of the maps posted near the trailhead, I decided I would hike the Mountain View Trail instead.