We went on a lovely hike yesterday to Stanley Canyon that begins on the Academy. It was a warm day and we went later in the day because we slept in. (Van Morrison concert the night before.) The trail took us through the canyon up to a nice secluded reservoir hidden on top of Rampart range. We followed a creek with some waterfalls. It leveled out through a nice forest and meadows until we reached the reservoir. We stirred up some Fool's gold (pyrite) in the sand. Luckily, Matt carried Clayton in the back pack. He's too heavy for me anymore.