Adventurer | 290 pts
Beautiful lush green landscape with vernal pools full of water at the end of January. Wildflowers not yet blooming, but will be coming soon. Cumbulus clouds in the sky and views east to the oak woodlands of nearby sierra foothills and snow-covered mountains in the background. Grand views over a valley to the SE for about 1/4 of the hike. A very enjoyable and worthwhile hike this time of year. Probably better yet when wildflowers in bloom (over the next 2 to 8 weeks?). No one else was around and the trail seemed little visted. The walk is a relatively level and easy about 7 miles. Cattle on the range for part, and a bull who watched us but wasn't aggressive.