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Cruising back down the fire road.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Looking toward a ridge section with great views!
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Flooding back toward the summit.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Headed down Devils Backbone off the summit. This descent is tricky/technical due to loose stone, sometimes deep with large stone pieces. I don't hike with poles but I could have used them here.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Final rise to the summit - social trails again here.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Finally a ridge/summit view!
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Tricky section here - steep, and sections have loose rock.  Trails are a web of social trails that altitude-sufferers have trudged. I think they all link up though
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Really beautiful twisted trees in this section.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
This section of the incline is brutal. Steep, with loose rock.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Looking toward the summit and ridge.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Traversing the base of the bowl requires a little bit of scrambling.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Trail is pleasant and shaded just before the ski hut.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
View up toward Sierra Club ski hit and the summit beyond.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
This is where the trail to the summit breaks off from the fire road (on the left) - it's easy to miss!
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
View toward waterfall
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Fire road
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Flat, sandy trail and lovely flora along the link trail.
May 11, 2015 near Altadena, CA
Beautiful views down on the Sam Merrill trail and downtown Pasadena.
May 11, 2015 near Altadena, CA