Pescadero’s the biggest of the three San Mateo County parks bunched together on the west side of the Santa Cruz Mountains north of Butano and Big Basin (the other two are Memorial and Sam McDonald.)

Pescadero is hard to get to and has the distinct honor of having a county jail site within its borders. Mostly it has lots of tall trees and shade, which makes it a great summer hiking option.

Could be Tuesday before I get a hike write-up posted; I’ve taken on a part-time job that will soak up some of my blogging time ($35 an hour vs. $35 a month is compelling math) but the paper keeps paying me to hike, so I’ll at least find time to write up my scouting missions for the paying gig.