What a beautiful first day. A lovely cooling fog made the first several miles kind of magical and the flowers were amazing. As a special bonus I saw my first ever Rattlesnake. He was right in the trail as I rounded a sharp corner. I took a short video ( below). I am whispering because it somehow seems safer to whisper around Rattlesnakes. I did successfully climb down and around the Rattlesnake.
Below are pictures of several beautiful flowers along the trail.