Explorer | 50 pts
This was a scenic hike. We saw the trail sign right off 101, just south of Oswald State Park, and drove up the rocky road to the trail head. At the trail head we couldn't figure out if we should take the wide access road up or the small trail that seemed to go back down to the road. Despite my wife's insistance that we take the trail, I thought the wide looking road with the gate would be the right way to go. I was wrong, the access road was steep, rough, and not very enjoyable. My wife let me know that clearly. We eventually crossed path with the trail and we saw some others hikers who guided us on the trail up to the mountain. What a view! Well worth the short climb. On the way down we took the normal trail with the switchbacks, which was much more enjoyable!