Twenty minutes into our hike, we stepped off the trail and settled into a lunch spot with a view of Mt. Ashland. Day 45 of isolation for us also happened to be Reg’s birthday, so we celebrated with a hike along a short section of the iconic Pacific Crest Trail.
Our turnaround spot was the Hobart Bluff viewpoint, a destination we thought was just over two miles from our starting point. Four miles later, after climbing steadily uphill and dodging a few patches of snow, we arrived. A much longer walk than we intended, but well worth it!