I had intended to hike the Lower Sam Merrill trail up to the Old Echo Mountain Hotel site, but there were so many people there I swung over to the Millard Campground hoping to hike up towards Millard Falls, but apparently it’s closed. I am pretty sure it was opened since the fire, so I figure it must have been the wind storm. In any case that meant walking the other direction toward the Dawn Mine area.
Amazingly clear day, as you can see in the video (assuming you do) the ocean, Pales Verdes and Catalina behind it are all visible. The waterfall was beautiful and, again, the dogs loved the water.
I was sore for the next couple of days. Cycling I can handle, but hiking seems to work very different muscles. Good exercise though.