This week I got it right. Last week I became confused, parked in the wrong lot and hiked the wrong road – Fire Road 2N79 to be precise. This week I found the trailhead and managed to stay on the right trail. While last week was a dirt road, this week was all trail and it was quite lovely. This is one of those upside down hikes. After an initial 1/2 mile climb, it’s all downhill for about another three miles until the trail reaches flat ground. Then it’s another 3/4 of a mile or so to Stonyvale Picnic Area, my turnaround point. The trail was wonderfully deserted. I only spoke to one person all day and that was a biker I met at the picnic area. I had a great time.