Gotta love the homecoming banner in front of the chemical mines. Sandi, Tom and I did a long daytrip to the Trona Gem-O-Rama. It was just HOT. When we found a place that served beer, Tom forgot and left behind the giant $10 crystal he bought. No matter, it was also Homecoming at Trona HS so his loss must have ended up someone else's gain.
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.