Today I was going to take a hike in Santa Anita Canyon when it occurred to me that my Adventure Pass expired last month. I decided to hike Mt. Wilson instead, figuring that it would give me a good workout and keep me in shape once I hit the trail. While driving to the Mt. Wilson trail head, I ended up getting lost and arrived at the Bailey Canyon Trail. I had never heard of it before so I thought what the hell. It turned out to be a fantastic choice.
I only saw one other hiker all day, the weather was perfect, and I got a great workout. I actually missed Jones Peak and hiked a little higher to a different knob. The sign seemed to be missing from the pole in the ground so I'm not sure what it was. It offered great views of the city and Mt. Wilson to the north.
I talked to Dan on the phone briefly today. Sounds like he is having a great time on the PCT and has just passed Mt. Laguna. He confirmed my resupply package is there and waiting. The Post Office said they will send it back to the return address for free if I don't pick it up in 30 days.