Envious of the Northern California annual backpack and all their fun, the SoCal BPL members managed our first SoCal hike this past Saturday, January 28, 2012. This robust group commenced their hike at 9:00 am. meeting in the parking lot of the Candy Store just off Ortega Highway in southern Orange County, marching five miles to Sitton Peak. As hard as we tried to match the northern California group’s flare for absolutely miserable, butt freezing weather, we had to settle for totally beautiful clear skies and temperatures in the high 70ºs. Sorry, but it is January, we did our best. Next year maybe we can enjoy more august weather.
Thanks to Michael for taking charge and setting a date and to Warren for relentless recruiting of fellow BPLers to find a quorum. Clockwise from top left:
Jerry, Michael, Warren and John in the breathless atmosphere of Sitton Peak, 3,293'.