This was the first sunny weekend in 2019 in Santa Clara County. Yesterday, Saturday, was a gorgeous 75F and today was going to be same. Our weekend hiking group had not done any real hiking this year. So when the forecast was for a sunny weekend we decided on Uvas Canyon County Park for the simple reason that after a good rain, Swanson Creek flowing through the park was always a sight to behold. When contacting our hiking buddies, came to know that parking needs to be reserved online as onsite parking is limited. I had hiked this park many times before and though spring and summer weekends needed parking tickets, it could always be purchased onsite with credit cards. Parking tickets were sold at hourly slots and we decided to reserve for the first slot of 8 AM to 9 AM to avoid traffic. We were nine all together but coming from different areas of the county. So we had to reserve for three cars. Morning was cool and as we parked our cars, we could hear the roaring creek. We hiked mainly around the Waterfalls Trail Loop with side excursions to nearby falls. It was simply beautiful with Swanson Creek cascading down the mountain producing many waterfalls.
Note: All photos taken by author on March 17, 2019. Please ask or cite source for reproduction.