Ran across this YouTube video today, shot at Vasquez Rocks in 1967. It sucks more than anything has ever sucked before. It's interesting to see how denuded the ground was then, compared to now. Click on the pic to watch the video on YouTube.
The October hike was to Saddleback Butte SP, in the big empty area of the map east of Lancaster. We had a group of 7 hikers, and I took this shot of a Joshua Tree with the little crossroads of Pearblossom in the distance.
I've led our hiking club at work since 1997, with members from all over Southern CA. I also volunteer with the Pacific Crest Trail Association as an Area Coordinator in LA County, and since 1998 maintain the local PCT as a member of the Southern California Trail Gorillas.