Phil and I have talked about going on different hikes for a while now, but we never got the chance cause he coaches basketball all weekend. However, ever since Phil quit coaching basketball at Chinese school, his Saturday mornings have freed up! For his first free day, we decided to go hiking at Castle Rock State Park. We had planned to go early since the bay area has been experiencing a hot, hot heat wave, so I got to Phil’s house at 6:30am. Phil went out with his friends the night before, so he was a bit hungover. However, he was a trooper and still got out of bed to go hiking with me.
Since Castle Rock is mostly shaded, the hike was nice and cool. We saw tons of people bouldering, which was really exciting!