This morning I went out again to the Mecca Hills for an early AM hike and I actually travelled the least distance of any of my cohorts. Scott came all the way from LA, Jim came from LA via the Triangle Inn where he was staying with LANG this weekend and Scott came from Vista, CA. down near San Diego but I did not have one local amongst all of us.
The sun keeps rising later as summer turns to fall. This is a very good thing for me as I have discovered that 5:00 AM is a really early hour. I can't wait til December when we might actually go on an early AM hike at a civilized hour. We actually had time to stop for coffee and water on the way out to Mecca Hills and still made it on time to see the sunrise. I am going to have to start wearing clothes so I can enjoy a hot cup of coffee now although it was kind of fun driving through the Starbucks drive thru in just a towel. And it was good to find out that the Starbucks actually opens at 4:30 AM.
I am planning on making a hike every weekend this month except the last one when I will be taking a Halloween Cruise to Ensenada so hopefully everyone will head out with me to enjoy the view and the mild temperatures!