I was excited to get back out into the wilderness for the first time since a freezing winter trip in Pescott National Forest. This was my first journey with some of the crew from BPL (Backpackinglight.com) and although I initially went solo I shared the trail with a lot of really cool ultralight hikers. We started at the Piedra Blanca trailhead in Sespe Wilderness just north of Ojai. The winding mountain roads inspired me to do an oil change and dust off the sports car that had been in the garage all winter. It was a fun drive up PCH past Malibu and east into the wilderness.