One of my resolutions for this year is to go on one hike a month. I don't know about you, but January always feels like a throw away month for me. I feel like every year I try to make January the month that I go in on all these challenges and every year I'm too busy recovering from Christmas exhaustion to do any of them. I blinked and next thing I knew, it was the last weekend in January and I hadn't gone hiking yet. Thankfully, Sacramento didn't get rain for a week and that gave me the chance I needed to get outside.
Our original plan was to visit Hidden Falls Park in Auburn, but when Barbara got there she was told they were full. She hadn't been on the Mountain Quarry Trail before, so we met up in downtown Auburn and headed to the State Recreational Area to get our hike on.
Parking is usually hard to find but it seemed like the entire population of Auburn was out hiking. Like I said last time, I highly recommend getting out there as early as possible to get good parking.
The trail to the waterfall was a crowded but it cleared out quite a bit once we moved past it. We didn't walk the full length of the trail, but it's a fairly easy one. the trail is wide and well worn and relatively flat, except when you're near the waterfall. There's also a bit of exposure on the trail, which felt great in yesterday's sunny winter weather, but might not be as great in the sweltering summer heat.
Alright, enough details. Let's get on to the video and pretty pictures!!