Rain and drizzle

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User: Austin Explorer - 10/2/2016

Location: Sonoma Overlook Trail

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 2.67 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 13 minutes


Coppertone and I had intended to go to Bartholomew Park today, but we failed to check out their hours first and found the gate closed.  This trail was our last second backup plan.

We knew rain was moving into the area, but we'd expected it to wait until later in the day.  As it turns out we got a little wet with drizzle and some light rain through a good part of the hike.  Not too bad though and we dried off pretty quickly afterwards.  Despite the rain, there were a surprising number of people on the trail.

The rain was light and the clouds high enough that there was still an impressive view of Sonoma beneath us at the top.  The sunlight peering through gaps in the clouds created some interesting patterns of lightness and darkness through the valley.

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