A great birthday hike with my friend. This section of the PCT is one of my three favorite trails in the San Gabriels. Saw a nice horny toad on the way down. The HPS estimates for this route were way off and we were late getting back to our own party. It was way worth it though.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."