I take pride in the fact that I rarely hike the same trail twice. However there have been a couple of hikes where the weather was poor and I don’t feel I was able to capture the true character of these areas. I last hiked up Zuma Ridge Trail on the evening of the 4th of July, 2012. I hoped for an awesome sunset followed by fireworks, but instead found myself stumbling around in a dense fog. Today, three and a half years later, I was treated to a gorgeous, clear and cool day. I felt strong today.