This is "Part 2" of my outing on May 23, 2009. The first part of the day was spent visiting Ross Dam / Green Point Campground. On the way home I stopped by the Thunder Creek trail, located at the far end of the Colonial Creek Campground, located on Hwy 20 at the end of Diablo Lake.
I had a lots of daylight to spare, but was a bit tired and felt the need to be home for a dinner party at our house but really wanted to get a sample of the Colonial Creek Campground and Thunder Creek Trail since I've driven by there so many times but never stopped.
Drove through the campground twice (looking for a parking spot) and then made a no-frills speed hike out to the 1.1 mile mark where the trail crosses the creek. Snapped some pics, returned to the car and hustled home for socializing. Some of our guests are hikers and they completely understood my tardiness.
The trail for this first mile is very flat and shaded, with peek-a-boo views of the river to keep you entertained along the way.
Exploring beyond the bridge will have to wait for another time.
The day was the perfect temperature and bugs were almost nonexistent.
Love this weather!!
Here is a link to the combined trip report posted on www.nwhikers.net.