Thoroughly enjoyed this day hike, as well as the drive to down the unexpectedly rural Highway 25. Purchased the lifetime pass at the well appointed gift and snack shop at the entry area. Affordable camp and trailer sites, very scenic grounds for the sedate, the young, and the resting restless.
Searing hot above, signs advise 1 liter per hour. Took a northern trail from the Eastern approach, 2 miles seemed like lots more. The altitude is not so high, the physical condition not to toned these days! Have to work on that.
These volcanic igneous intrusions have marched 200 miles from an extinct volcano the other side of the San Andreas fault. Wore down a mile in the process. Large jumbled boulders, caves within.
A person training or conditioning could move on the various trails, and in the space of 2-3- or 4 weeks could know this place well, love it, and be a bit tougher.
Chatted a bit with small groups of 2 or 3. Travel more quietly and see more wildlife. One chatty group voiced not seeing condors, which were everywhere.
Awesome photo opportunities, peaks to macro close-ups. Hope to return to trek some more...
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