DISTANCE
13.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,368 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

scramble

off trail

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

Objective: Make movement to East Clark Trail. Disposition: San Mateo Canyon is heavily overgrown. Main path marked by difficult to spot cairns due to vegetation. Poison oak is abundant and requires continuous active avoidance for the duration. Proceeded 0.5 miles past map indicated trail junction. No indication of junction/terminus. Upon egress it was immediately found to be impossible to identify my own spor, use of cairns remained obligatory for ease of travel. Canyon is notably beautiful. Trails West Clark and Bluewater are marked and appear serviceable although strenuous.