I wanted to do a good hike and get some miles in. Wally said he had a super hike for me and Alex was on board. I thought if Nick could join us it would be cool to hit our 1,000 mile mark on the same hike.The stars aligned and Wally,Alex and I met Nick at Peralta and we were off and hiking by 5:50 . The weather couldn't have been much better.It was cool hiking the first couple miles in the dark and we would get to see it in the light on the way back.The trail was easy to follow all the way to the two windmills.After that Wally's skill kept us on trail the rest of the way.We could smell a campfire and met a nice couple camped out at the Red tanks junction.The pointed out Dripping Springs took a picture of us and we were on our way.The brush gets thicker and trail fainter in spots but it wasn't to terrible.There were some awesome views that I got to see for the first time and I think I've done all of Red Tanks now.Quite a few spots for water if needed. We hiked all the way to Whiskey Springs junction and took a well deserved lunch . First time going up Whiskey Springs and it wasn't to thick. The views of Weaver's Needle from the top of Whiskey Springs were great. After that we crossed paths with Dave1 and headed on back. Lots more great views.Wally pointed out things like Hermans cave along the way. We didn't see any wildlife on this hike but the great views were at every turn.Great hike and great company.Thanks for the great hike gentlemen! Wally,thanks for driving.Nick,congrats on joining the 1,000 mile club! and Alex 700 ain't to shabby!