Lots of work going on and noisy leaf blowers working whilst we were there. So it only got quiet when we got high up the trails. The Falls were small and sweet. If time is tight go right to the View trail and miss the falls and also walk the short wheel chair accessible loop near the cafe at the entrance. .
We saw a fabulously noisy huge party of Stella's jays go across the valley. Locals may dismiss them as thieves - but they are gloriously blue and entertaining. The bird life was variable - sometimes teeming, sometimes none. We saw woodpeckers at the Colonial tree by car park 4. We drove to the campsite and past some more fabulous trees.