I was happy to get back to the mountains and enjoy a day of peaceful solitude. It feels like it’s been awhile since I’ve hiked in a place that was free of crowds. On the trail I seek a calm and positive state of mind where I’m free from worry and anger and negativity. Moments of true freedom can be found on the trail. For me, this state of mind is easiest to reach when I hike on uncrowded trails with vast mountain views, like some found in the Angeles Forest. Sunset Peak sits beneath Mount Baldy and has outstanding views of nearly all the San Gabriel Mountain Range. It was a bit hazy today.