Monday, May 25, 2009

Thunder Creek Hike


The Thunder Creek trail was our first hike of the season. We went about 15 miles roundtrip starting at the Colonial Creek campground (near the amphitheater – map location) and reached Tricouni Camp and then turned around. It took us about 7 hours to do that with a half hour lunch break and a couple of stops to talk to people (especially the people with the llamas!). Actually there really weren’t that many people on the trail and almost everyone we saw was hiking in the reverse direction coming out from days of camping.

The trail is a relatively flat. It was mostly in shade and cool at least for this day in May. We saw no snow. During the hike there are few times you actually get close to the river. If you can wait, there are some good picnic spots along the river about 5.5 miles in from Colonial Creek.

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