Good times and great company. Sometimes the journey is more important than the goal especially when it's thwarted twice in one hike.
There was interesting banter through out the hike. I got plenty of advice on my future impending parenthood and how my life will change. (It's essentially over.)
The weather was perfect and the scenery was awesome! The hiking in some spots was challenging enough to get and keep my attention.
I don't think this will be an annual escapade as I think we've exhausted the possible routes, but it was good to see and hike with John(lp), Bruce, and Joe again. Good meeting John(jjiii)thanks for dinner by the way. BTW the reports from Pleasant Valley district were wrong. The gate Bruce pictured is right below Workman Creek falls. I didn't even have to put the truck in 4 wheel drive. Had the gate not been closed we could have driven beyond Moody Point trail head parking. There was snow which was hard on the way in and although it softened with the 50+ degree temps we did not post hole on the way back.