Early start to beat the heat and get home for Easter activities. Got in most of the climb before sunrise. Talked to a couple different people with big packs on. Always enjoy hearing their plans. One doing part of the JMT and one couple doing the Catalina Island hike. Found someone’s car key. . Nice morning! Happy Easter!
Met Linda around 7:30 for this one. Thought it might be cool but the temps were actually pretty good. Passed “ Thelma and Louise” on our way up. Saw a couple purple flowers on way out and about 5 poppies we somehow missed on the way back. They all looked thirsty! I swear good conversation makes these double up hikes more bearable! Nice workout and good to get a hike in with Linda. Thanks Linda! Like HAZ, you rock!!
I took the dirt road up to National. Did the Mormon Loop with a break to watch the sunrise and got serenaded by a pack of Coyotes which was cool! Saw JohnLP right before Pima wash which was cool too! Don’t get out with him enough. Took Pima wash back. Nice morning temps!
A cool crisp overcast morning after a rain is one of my favorite times to get a hike in. I was joined by the usual suspects. Dove, Quail, Rabbits. I even got a fly over by a Great Horned Owl! Half way up I was serenaded by two packs of Coyotes. An Alta trail pack from the west and a Los Lomitas trail pack from the east ! On the way back down a pack crossed in front of me ,west to east, then went up on a ridge . I even did a tiny bit of Los Lomitas for Kelly. Very enjoyable hike!
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.