Cold, windy and sunny. Clouds still pushing over the crest but weather improving.
Saw lots of runners today. The parking lot for Baden-Powell was busy. Saw a bus load of hikers arrive and hit the trail. There must have been 30 in number.
When 2 attractive female runners came up in t-shirts and shorts, I knew it was time to take off the down coat and start up the mountain.
3.7 miles later I was standing at the top sharing a summit beer with Inspector G, Hop-a-long, Veggie, Shags, Bolts, and Dead Animal. I also met Sparrow and Barracuda, a mother and 7 year old son. He is attempting to be the youngest person to do the trail. He even made sure I had enough water for the next stretch. He is very intelligent.
I saw Natty back on the trail. He had to get off trail to attend a funeral.
Good hiking day. It's so nice to be in the mountains.