I'm working in San Diego for the Summer (transplant from North Carolina) and am looking for a partner to hike J-Tree (Fri/Sat/Sun) I have transportation, but if you can drive, even better so my wife will have a car for the weekend. My schedule is fairly flexible and i'm in planning mode for the route at the moment and open to suggestions.
I'm experienced in desert travel. I grew up in backpacking in Eastern Oregon, spent two tours in Afghanistan on nearly constant multi-day patrols, and spent a couple months in northern Mali.
Please PM me if you are interested. I'd like to make the most of my Summer on the West Coast. It is not that often I get back out here to enjoy the real outdoors ;)