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.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe