Last Sunday a friend and I went for a hike up the Mormon Pioneer Trail with Belle. I've biked this trail half a dozen times over the past few summers and it's always been a blast - it goes right along and up a dry creekbed, the vegetation is lush (by Utah standards, at least), there are a handful of small beaver-dammed ponds, it's just lovely.
The problem was that I'd never been there in late spring / early summer. Unsurprisingly, the dry creekbed isn't dry. In fact, the snowmelt is calf deep and really freakin cold. Not only that, but a trail that takes an hour on a bike takes a lot of hours on foot. All in all, not my best planning ever.