Yesterday, I took the boys and their Boys Scout buddies for a training hike up the San Juan Trail in San Juan Capistrano. It was a 13 mile round trip with over 2200 feet of elevation gain.
Here are the boys at the beginning of the hike:
The first few miles are a series of switchbacks carved into the side of the mountain.
Here is Vikram taking full advantage of one of the few places with 4 bars of AT&T cell phone coverage. We don’t get this kind of coverage at our house!
The boys conquering a rock halfway up the trail.
Here we are at the top of “Cocktail Rock”. Appropriately named because after 6.5 miles of hiking I felt like having a couple of cocktails.
Finally, here is what we had to look forward to going back down to the trailhead. It was almost 4 hours up and 2 1/2 back down.