I celebrate two years of documenting my hikes by returning to Circle X Ranch where it all began. This time I didn’t connect with the Mishe Mokwa Trail and complete the loop with the Backbone Trail. Instead I continued on the Backbone toward Point Mugu on Chamberlain Trail to it’s end and the junction with Old Boney Trail. The weather was perfect, mostly sunny but not too bright or warm. Looking back now it’s hard to believe, for such a popular spot, I didn’t see a single person on the trail today, not even from a distance. I spent 12 hours wandering among massive rocks and boulders and encountering awesome views too big to be taken whole by either eye or camera. Inspiring day.