|The city poking out of the haze while hiking up the old toll road.|
|Antennas on the mountain top.|
|Top: south view. Bottom: northwest view. From near the top.|
|Some of the turtles on campus.|
|Not quite the first view of ocean along the trail. I'm told this wasn't particularly visible until fire came through a few years ago.|
|The local pink granite, a rock that isn't as much harder than the local sandstone as expected.|
|The trail climbs the south side of the mountain, so LA, Pasadena, Altadena and an increasing array of other places are all visible from the very first bit of elevation, at least on a clear day. It's early afternoon, but winter hours, so the sun is already a little low in the sky.|
Arcata Community Forest Click for rough map. My second backpacking trip on the Lost Coast fizzled with an email that permits were s...