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hikes not *quite* in the city

October 22nd, 2003 by

went hiking on sunday. my hiking notes file says:

10.19.2003 Echo Mountain
Hike 24 in Trails of the Angeles went with
Colette, Arturo, plus some friends of hers from her
department
5 miles round trip, 1400′ elevation gain
switchbacks all the way up
nice chaparral, there are ruins of a hotel
and the old mt lowe railroad at the top.
very hot, peak at 3207′
went up via sam merrill
really easy to get there, just drive up to the top of lake, park, and you are at the trailhead.

um, photo from the hike (this immediately made me think of myst…..)

dude, if you could see this image, it would be so cool

October 16th, 2003 by

went climbing again monday evening; caltech alpine club has a deal with a rock gym for one free night a month. it was good, i was sore, i suck, i need to go more! well, at least to the bouldering wall in the gym here, i don’t have enough money to really go out, and i have no gear for real rocks.

although people in the bercaw lab are getting all psyched up for climbing. perhaps i can go with some of them at some point.

hiking sunday i believe

October 12th, 2003 by

went climbing with the caltech alpine club today.

out to point dume just south of zuma beach. fucking awesome, that you go to the beach to go rockclimbing. i sucked, as i haven’t gone in ages. only made it about halfways up (weakweakweak) but it was keen anyway. i think about a 5.7 pitch? something like that. but i got sore, and got to play in the sand and hang out with people and watch other people climbing and eat food and clamber on rocks. good times.

this was actually my first time climbing on real rock, with ropes and harness and what not. also, i learned how to belay, although i didn’t get a chance to try.

Edited to add :

annabarr: Point Dume - October 12, 2003 &emdash; climbers
Climbing at the beach!