Today was one of those start out under the clouds, end up over the clouds day. I love those days!
People from all walks of life and from every breed imaginable - except for white people, for whatever reason. You wouldn't think that youngsters, say, straight out of high school, would be interested in climbing a mountain at six a.m., but actually I think this might be the best represented demographic I have witnessed. It is interesting passing three dudes with their sagging basketball shorts and their bandanas with at least one of them blaring some gangster rap from his phone. Hiking Mission Peak is a cultural and generational experience for sure!
And then another amazing thing I have witnessed for the first time, check this out:
This lady has designed the ultimate core workout: Combine a 2.5 mile steep uphill hike, 2000 ft of climbing, with hula-hooping. Straight insane. The sheer coordination and fitness required to perform this feat is mind-boggling.