I took the northern-most trail from the entrance sign and hiked all the way up to the junction with the lower Sierra Vista Trail; 50 minutes out and 45 minutes in at a brisk pace. Took a lot of energy out of me, but it was a good outing.
Only ran into three people during the trek, and all were mountain bikers.
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I love that photo of the Christmas cactus. Very appropriate for the season.
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