Route Climbed: Santa Lucia Trail Date Climbed: March 24, 2001
Nice day trip from the Bay Area. Left at 7:50am, arrived at trailhead in 3 hours, hiked to the top and was back home at 9:00pm to rent a movie. I headed up in sneakers, a t-shirt, and running shorts expecting the sunny weather to continue all the way up. It did, but above 4460 feet I was in the shade, hiking on snow, and suddenly I wished I had a long sleeve t-shirt with me. The only guy I saw in the snow area was wearing a North Face jacket. Anyway, once you get to the summit, its nice and exposed... and most importantly, it was sunny. I didn't expect the Indians Ranger Station to be closed (it was open the last time I came on June 26, 1999 - but there were too many flies then) so I wasn't able to get a NF Adventure Pass for this trip. More photos and a longer trip report here.
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