angeles crest national forest

I drove up into the mountains this morning before a going-away dim sum brunch for Mike. He’s leaving for Israel for two weeks tomorrow.

Angeles Crest was really wild today. Grey and cloudy at the base, crazy thick fog and rain on the lower third, weird half-fog half-sun a little further along, and then BAM. Bright sun, warm air, slight breeze, and an incredible view wherever you pulled off to the side. It was an entirely different world above the fog layer.

I parked in a turnoff and hiked about fifteen minutes off into the woods until I got to this stupid-pretty rocky outcropping over a valley.

I spent too much time up there though, and had to high tail it back down the mountain to make it to brunch, only about 15 or 20 minutes late! Worth it though, I think.