It’s fun to hike in the rain when you plan and prepare ahead. This week brought the first storms of the vaunted El Nino weather system. I grabbed my new poncho and headed over to Point Mugu State Park. I had planned to hike Hidden Pond Trail several times but changed my mind right before. This trail is not well known, it’s in none of my hiking books and online reviews seem to think it is kind of a bore. Worst, the “hidden” pond rarely holds any water. With the rain, this seemed like the ideal day to give it a go.