This was the condition of the road right of Hwy 21.
We pretty much figured there was no way we were going to make it all the way to Baron Creek, let alone the trailhead, so we changed plans and aimed for one of the camp grounds along the road. 65 degrees and occasional westerly gusts.
At a mile and a half in we found this nice little area along the river to camp. We could have walked further but we were happy with what we found and saw little reason to continue.
We got to test out the new tent. REI Quarter Dome 2. Very nice!
It was a beautiful night and warmer than we thought it would be.
Ruts in the road before the bridge.
All in all it was a good early season teaser and we tested some new gear that worked great. Maybe next year we'll bring snowshoes just in case...