After an unseasonably warm week, we got relief today and were able to get in a very good hike. We went on an old favorite trails from the parking lot on the north side of Lake Del Valle up to the dam, then past Cresta Blanca. We were anxious to see how much water was in the lake after the winter rains. It looked like the water was flowing out of the lake in order to make room for the melting snow in the mountains, but there was still considerable water in the lake. We stayed on the trails as there have been reports of rattle snakes in the regional parks this year. Didn’t see any, thank goodness.
There is still a lot of green grass and wildflowers, and still very spring-like. We did about 2.6 miles on the round-trip hike, with quite a lot of up-hill and a good work-out. Nice to be back in the hills.