|Group||Calabasas Day Hikers - Michael|
So let’s talk about being overconfident! To this day I have no clue how I managed to hike Mount Wilson on Saturday and then decide to attempt San G for the very first time the next day. I gave myself no recovery time and had no idea how hard San G would be. But this is the hike that actually got me hooked on hiking mountains. I fell in love with this hike it was my first time in an actual wilderness area and I was so impressed with how friendly and encouraging every hiker I met was. People knew I was struggling but they kept reminding me to take my time and keep pushing onward. This hike also happened to land on father’s day and internally I was an emotional wreck. My father and I have been estranged for some time; I had recently learned through a cousin that he had been arrested and was never going to get out of jail. Even though my father and I hadn’t talked in a long time I never had hateful feelings towards him. Thinking of my father and his inability to ever be truly free motivated me to keep hiking and I refused to give up. Once I reached the summit I felt an overwhelming amount of bittersweet joy.