Well I started early and glad I did. The trail was busy only on the Mormon trail after that I did see a few back riders the Corona de Loma Trail.
I used my new brace on this hike for just over a mile and had to take it of as it really was rubbing my ankle the wrong way. And of course once I removed it and I had no insert in my boot oh well.
The views were just incredible as the breeze seem to clear out the smog. The most confusing thing was all the new names given to old trail
. Anyone know why they did this?
It was dark coming up Corona de Loma Trail and the coyotes were out in packs. I had two bike riders pass me and they seem to set off the howling of the coyotes. They also surprised me as they waited for Rowdy and me to reach them. But I had stopped and put Rowdy on his leash just incase. I thank them and they moved on.
As it got dark I put on my full charged headlamp as we ascend the trail. But when I turned it on the only light that work was the red light and that did not help. At this point I decided to use the flashlight on my phone and not knowing how long it would last.
We finally made it up to Buena Vista at that point my phone was down to 20% power. I walk out to the bench and decide to text my wife as I figured I will be latter than I though hiking down in the dark. At this point a gentlemen walk up behind me and asked it I needed a ride and I jumped on it. When I got to my car I thank him and gave him $20. I sat down to drink on of beers I packed for this hike. And I heard my name being called and looked up and saw Chumley then most of the group finishing up.