It sure has been a cold winter. Well maybe a cool winter if you're from a place that has snow. But for some of us on this hike that grew-up in or have lived in Southern California for a long time, it has been cold. After all, some of us moved out here to escape the "true cold" of other places such as the east coast; like my father.
"It's cold today," I remember saying as a kid during a wintry snap when the temperature dropped to a blistering 45 degrees. "Bah! You don't know what cold is. When I was your age, I had to walk to school uphill both ways, through the snow," my father reminded me. "We don't have snow here," I responded. "That's my point. You don't know what cold is," as he made his argument.