11.6 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
The parking lot was full when I pulled in but I only saw a few people on the trail. At 9 am on a Tuesday no less. Conferring with a women who pulled in right after me she diagnosed it as: OMG, last sunny day fever. I'm currently obsessed with the small pool filled remains of what I usually experience as rushing creeklets. The vine maple understory really stood out. I didn't get as far as I wanted, but it was still a wonderful day.