Went hiking through Whiting Ranch this evening. I hurt my knee over a year ago, and am just starting to feel I might be up for some limited hiking. Will see if I can walk tomorrow.

Ran into the Astronic “Express” on the way in. Have seen this group many times over the past several years. This is one very consistent, reliable group of hikers. Guess it makes sense they seem to be a manufacturing outfit.

Weather was relatively nice - clear and warm, if a bit hazy. This is not the nicest part of the year as much of the vegetation is dead, brown, and dust-dry. Fly, gnats and other similar pests are more abundant than other times of the year. Still it was nice to get out hiking again.