I was a little put off by the number of persons on the trail initially. I wanted to have it to myself. Somehow I see things better, think better, function better, when I am not continually encountering others, even those who do not speak to me. Eventually, though, there were no others on my part of the trail. This probably because there are several trails that intertwine there, and the other folks likely chose different routes than I.
It took me just under an hour to complete the 2.5-mile trek, and I felt energetic and strong after. The weather was perfect for hiking. A cool breeze, never too warm, not too cold. Not perfect for photography, but I took some photos anyway in case I want to show people what it's like.
After hiking, I went through Morro Bay and then back to SLO on highway 1, stopped at New Frontiers for organic milk & yogurt and a latte (they don't do coffee drinks well, unfortunately), then home.
I am looking into a play for tonight.