We’re sore and the day is looking hot, so instead of climbing we start our drive south and stop to check out Mount San Antonio, a solitary volcanic dome that has always piqued my curiosity. There are two summits of nearly equal height, and one of them is home to some radio towers. On our map a forest road leads to the towers. When we find the road, there is a gate across the road stating pretty clearly, “if you pass through this gate, you are trespassing and will be prosecuted”. Our map does show a small square of private property on the lower part of the road, so I attempt to skirt it while Ann stays behind to hunt flowers. Despite the bushwhacking it turns out to be a lovely hike. When I get down a local drives by, and tells me that it’s fine to hike the tower service road, and the real private roads have locked gates.