Today Noelle and I packed up our backpacks, grabbed our easy-to-prepare meals, and headed south to the Big South Fork. Okay, technically we headed to Pickett State Park, but we're close enough. For several weeks we've been planning a backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for today called for severe weather. As a result, we've delayed the start of our backpacking for tomorrow. As for tonight, Noelle rented an awesome CCC-built cabin here in Pickett State Park.
The weather during the day turned out to be not as bad as predicted, so we took the opportunity to do some hiking along a few of the park trails. The highlight was a short trip along the Ladders Trail.
Because of recent rains the small stream the trail travels along was much higher than normal, forcing us to wade through some cold water.