My main reason for posting this short trip report was to thank those who showed up: They were on time, they were prepared, they were in shape, they hung together as a group, and they never complained while we banged out almost 25 miles and almost 6000' of gain in only 9.5 hours! If all hikes went this well, I'd lead more of them.
This was Jeff's first co-lead with the Day Hiking Section, and I hope you will see some hikes listed with him as leader in the future.
I also want to make sure those who were screened out don't take it badly... the last time I did this hike was not as pleasant, and I was pretty tough on making people prove they could do it this time. If you are screening a hike, consider this proof of good conditioning for those listed below:
Leader: Steve Eckert Co-Leader: Jeff Fisher Michael McDermitt Craig Taylor Richard Vassar Janet Vassar David Shaw Anthony Stegman Lou Lorber John Wilkinson Monica Lasgoity Alan Duvall Gary Baker Roger Pantos Tom Driscoll