This was a 20 mile hike… much too long for a day hike for me! As the highest peak here in Southern California, I also knew that I would feel some altitude sickness on this hike! There was only one way I saw that I could make this hike enjoyable… backpack it!! And to REALLY enjoy it, I decided to make this a 2 night backpacking trip. What an AWESOME time Lily and I had on this trip! We didn’t rush, we relaxed at camp, we enjoyed exploring the camp! To top it off, we had an easy 4 mile hike downhill to the car on our last day of the trip! We will definitely do this again!