I parked at Pacheco State Park to pick up some friends who were completing a grand traverse of the peaks between Pacheco Pass and Quien Sabe Road. I tagged Spikes Peak around noon after meandering through fields of wildflowers and green grass. I then opted to strike off cross country to meet Eric and Mason atop Mariposa Peak and was rewarded with great scenery. I saw some elk along the way. We admired impressive wildflower displays on the way to point 2,743 and Shelley Hill before making our way to the parking lot. I would not mind returning someday to tag Cathedral, Ararat, Twin Peaks, and maybe some others.
Stealth hike at night from near the end of Lone Tree Rd to the southwest. I didn't think I'd find a register on this obscurity, but lo and behold, David and party beat me to it. Good job guys!
No, it was a GREAT day.