Had planned to do the Summit Loop Trail’s long western part, but there was a Trail Closed sign at the lower trailhead warning that the April Creek area was impassable. After all this time?
I’d started down from the summit on the west side a few months ago, during rainy season, but had to climb back up as there was a Trail Closed sign up there. Thought it’d be walkable by now.
So instead (after the usual Bog Trail – first photo), headed up the Eucalyptus Loop (1.1 mile long – last two fotos), a pleasant wildflowery hike even though, again, visibility wasn’t the best.
The second bus I have to take to get home was too packed when it finally showed up, and no one was allowed on. We waited for the next one, but it was standing room only, so I waited for the third, finally able to get a seat (sore knees).