A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.
For being so close to suburbia, this hike has a ‘far away land’ feel to it, and I’ll go so far as to say that, at times, it feels like being in a National Park.
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
In hiking, the amount of elevation gain, or to quote Wikipedia, cumulative elevation gain, or simply gain, is what makes a trail steep, really steep or not so steep.
It’s a fun event and it’s pretty cool to see the younger kids doing this.
My incomplete hike to Santiago Peak was not the most pleasant and rewarding hike I’ve ever done. I chalk it up to a good learning, and hiking experience.