So, we set off on this little adventure with our 7 and 8 year old in tow. We missed the initial trailhead and followed some pink markers down a steep descent into a “dry” creek bed. After trying to follow the creekbed to pick up the trail and sinking into mud that went up about mid calf, we scaled a cliff and found a ridge line which we followed until it brought us back down to the creekbed and the trail. Turned a 5 mile hike into 7 but it was great from there.