After spending a few hours by Ross Dam and the Happy Panther Trail, decided to top the day off with a visit to Thunder Knob.
Thunder Knob trail is about 3.6 miles round trip with about 690 feet of elevation gain.
This trail begins at the Colonial Creek Campground on Diablo Lake, just before you cross Thunder Arm on Hwy 20.
There are a number of viewpoints at the top and benches along the way for weary hikers.
Right about the time I reached the end of the trail, rain started to fall. The rain combined with the complete solitude found here in mid-February spurred me into making the post hike video compilation using footage from the hike.
Near the trail head there is a garbage can with a simple message, although I suppose it could be difficult to interpret.