During sunny afternoons around the winter solstice, a shine off the ocean can be seen from high up in the San Gabriel range. I took this shot today from 6500' Mt Gleason following a day of hiking on the PCT. That island on the left is Santa Barbara Island, 80 miles distant.
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.