We'll meet at the Foothill Staging Area and walk six miles round-trip up to what I call the Second (or Top) Gate. The route takes us up to Ridgeline Trail, which we'll follow north to the Second Gate. It's nearly three miles each way with lots of vertical gain and descent. At the start, I'll be the guy with the gray sweat-shorts, gray-hair buzz cut and black sweat band. At the finish I'll be the guy with the sweaty gray shorts, gray-hair buzz cut, and dripping sweat band.