Saturday morning turned out to be a great day for a hike! We followed the Pink/Red trails along the creek up to intersection #24 and found a combination of slushy mud a bit challenging to navigate without slipping, but we were rewarded with great views of the creek, a small waterfall, and a unique melting of the snow high up in the trees which caused frequent and large droplets to fall… reminding us that a hat or hood was in order today. We then followed the red trail / dirt access road west until we reached the pink trail (near intersection 13) and then the pink trail south, back to the cars. This leg of the hike was very different – open forest with much drier trails and views of the creek from afar. As we became closer to the parking lot, it was apparent that many people had the same idea today – families with kids and small adult groups were also out to explore today. By the time we reached the parking lot around 1PM, it was nearly full (only a few cars when we arrived). Overall, social distancing was no issue and we will be back to hike other trails!
-Submitted by Greg Germaine