Above Islip Saddle to Three Points (mile 403.5)
With a name like Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness, how could the terrain and views be any different from simply beauteous? I now know why there is a big detour around the home of the Yellow Mountain Frog (besides being on the endangered list). I would want to be protected and live here too.
Los Angeles National Forest has been a pleasant surprise for us. The forest is very close to a large metropolis, but has the feel of wilderness if the hiker ignores the very loud speedy motorcycles on Hwy 2. They are many peaks to climb in this area. I want to come back. This was a stellar day with cool temps, great company, and we even ended again with pie and coffee at Joe Mudd’s in Wrightwood.
Short section hiking the southern section of the PCT has been interesting and fun, but a lot of driving and shuttling cars. I am looking forward to being on the trail continuously this summer starting next Thursday.