The morning chill quickly burned off to provide clear skies and an easy breeze as we caravanned to the trailhead. As most often is the case, I dashed the iconic Jeep harmony as my lone Toyota pushed the back of the line. All vehicle make grunting aside; the group was capable and good company.
Be mindful when stopping these rocky slopes; the vehicle may wander off on its own. Park with the wheel turned uphill, use the parking brake and wedge rocks under tires. Walking away from my truck in this situation always provides unease.