We attended an event at Dove Mountain with some friends, listening to a flutist who was playing from a nearby hill. Above, a guy gave a brief history of what motivated the event.
After a month of riding, I had neglected hiking but the month is over and back to the trails. I'll still ride frequently since I don't want to give up the cycling fitness but I'll work in a hike at least once a week. I thought Wasson Peak would be a good reintroduction so I arrive, Monday morning.
Rather than start from the popular King's Canyon trail head (I think that trail is exceedingly rough with lots of loose rocks) I start from the Sendaro Esperanza trail off Golden Gate Road. That trail is smooth dirt and a more enjoyable hike. Eventually it intersects with the Hugh Norris trail, another alternative to King's Canyon.
The route gives good views of Panther and Sombrero Peaks. I reach a ridge and....
....am greeted with great views to the south.
A beautiful morning for a hike with temps in the low 60s to start.
I reach Wasson Peak in a bit over an hour. There were 4 other people there but they soon left and I had the peak to myself. But, I could not linger because in a few hours, Amy and I were headed for our second car camping adventure so I too left soon.
The trail leads me back and soon I had finished with 8 miles and 1700' of climbing. A good return to hiking.