Took Stone Canyon trail up Mount Lukens to train for an upcoming seven-day backpacking trip to the Eastern Sierra in August. Did it on a gloomy, overcast morning in May with temperatures in the mid 50s. With a light backpack of only about 10 lbs I reached the summit after about 2 hours 15 minutes and back down in another 1 hour 15 minutes. 6,400 feet elevation gain and loss and 8 miles in and out in 3.5 hours. Will repeat with heavier backpack very soon.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."