I wanted to get a few miles in before family fun later in the day the rain that's expected for most of next week. The trail was pretty muddy, but we managed to avoid too much difficulty. It was interesting to see the area that recently burned. I expect this area to explode with wildflowers in 2 to 3 weeks. The ground is still very saturated. Great hike on a beautiful day with ES.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.