After hiking uphill for an hour or so, it's still a long way away.
Miguel and Brian enjoying a clear stretch on the ridge.
Brian on some of the class 1+ terrain that plagued Miguel -- ok, not really.
Miguel savoring yet another batch of bushwacking.
Ahhh, out of the brush and onto the road just below the top.
The San Gabriels were looking pretty good.
A rare sight in the Santa Anas.
Brian, Miguel, and me on top, with the San Gabriels in the background.
Though I usually see a wrecked vehicle on every Santa Ana hike, this one surprised me because it was on a narrow stretch of the Upper Joplin Trail.