Today, we took a hike on the Tarwater Loop Trail in Memorial County Park in San Mateo County. This is a wonderful trail, except for the fact it starts out down hill and returns uphill. It passes through a wonderful redwood tree grove where a shingle mill used to be. The second growth trees are looking good now, possibly a hundred years later. There is one tree above the grove a ways that is obviously old growth and it is magnificent! We took a side trip over to the Pescadero Creek for lunch. The return up the hill is through the South side of the hills and is much more dry. This is where the critters are usually found such as a herd of deer, gray fox, bob cats, etc, on previous hikes here, but today, nothing.
Only eight work days left before this type of day could become the norm.