4 months ago

I did this hike after reading the weird review from another hiker who thought it was a shady place. Well There was a lot of traffic on this place New Year's day. The early birds with their dogs were leaving by the time I got there at 11 and I must of been in the middle of the afternoon hiker shift change as I had the trail mostly to myself. Exquisite pine and holly trees dot the trail and perfectly placed national park like signage. I had my camera and binoculars for the easy walk out and back. Peaceful leisurely walk that is dog friendly and clean. Don't forget to look for the birds. I saw owl boxes at spots along the trial but did not see one. I did get a nice shot of a Hermit thrush and missed a photo op given by 4 golden crowned kinglets as I had my camera packed at the time.