A long and steep trail through the dense forest over three days will prove this mountain's allure. The sweet smiles and fragrance of wild flowers, the many different forms of pitcher plants, birds and bees big and small, scrumptious and delicate ferns and fruits attest to the wealth and breadth of the Sierra Madre. The morning greets you on the summit with a great view of the waves on the bay to the east. The diverse landscapes not only provide a rich palette for the photo enthusiasts, it also challenges their courage, stamina and skill.
Pack some insect repellent, creepy crawlies are abundant. Temperatures at night are mild to moderately cold. Bring gloves for the steep roped section on the second day. Water loving sandals are essential as the streams and bathing pools are numerous, in fact consider wearing them all the way on the third day and upload UB40's Many Rivers To Cross on your .