This time we decided to hit up Pescadero Creek County Park.
The original plan was to hike the Sam McDonald County Park to Shaw Flat Trail Camp loop (roundtrip 10.5 miles; elevation 1500/1500) but when we registered at the Memorial Park entrance we found out the Shaw Flat trail camp was closed/full. Just before we dropped our heads in despair, the ranger told us that the Tarwater creek trail camp was open, a trail camp that was not in the guidebook, so that was a nice surprise. The hike was also not in the book so we had to go by the free map the ranger gave us, which was actually very good 'cause it was to scale & well marked. Anyhow, so we ended up parking at the Hoffman Flat trailhead and hiking about 5 miles along Pomponio trail to Tarwater trail camp. We started our hike at 4:45pm. While the hike was not terribly strenuous, it was dotted with horse poop, which was not the most thrilling thing to come across on a hike.