Swett Ranch was the first trail for the day. Matt would go to the right first to take in the drive first before going to the left.
The trail wound through the forest coming by a cabin with “no trespassing” signs posted, and lead to large open areas. The views were great with all the big, open meadows. Soon, Matt was at the end of the road, with a sign and gates not allowing motorized vehicles wider than 50 inches. Hence, Matt turned around and went back the way he came in.
This time, Matt turned to the right to go down the long driveway towards the old Swett Ranch. At Swett Ranch, Matt parked in the small parking lot and got out to walk around. There were signs and pamphlets everywhere. We liked how old Mr. Swett had used all parts of an old car for his homestead – the windshield for a window in the shop, the engine to build a saw mill, and others. It was early, and the park ranger had not yet arrived. We saw him arriving as we left shortly after 10am.