Evening Hike up Heartbreak Hill on Tuesday, September 23

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Sunset is fast approaching in Agoura!
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Steve, relaxed hiker that he is, got a headstart and sees the others beginning the climb far below
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Graham is hiking with the larger group and has a different view
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Graham looks behind...
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...and Graham looks ahead...
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...and Graham looks further ahead!
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The hikers approach the first real level area
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Time for a break, because there's lot more climbing ahead!
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Wendy takes a picture so that Graham can be in one
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Off and up!
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Wendy wants to know if that is part of the hike. Charlette answers that it's the "Heartbreak" section of the hill. And I thought the first section was enough of a heartbreak for one hike!
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Charles is cheerful, for now
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The trail is steep, loose and a little rocky
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Steve gets to the top first and takes a picture of the sunset
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Climbing the heartbreak segment
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Now they're at the top, time to stretch
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Miyuki is jubilant - she made it!
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Ron is a little more blase about it
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Meanwhile, Steve and Fred have made it to the true top and wonder what the rest are doing lollygagging down there (center right). It looks like the trail goes quite far south, but we're heading north
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Steve and Fred wonder if there's a problem, so they start back to find the rest are just standing around
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Graham proves that the reach of his lens is further than his flash!
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Graham gets to the top and takes a sunset picture
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Off we go again!
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There's a geocache hiding around here somewhere...
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...oh THERE it is!
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The downhill trail is so steep that some people slide down on their butts
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A true ridgeline trail
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It's almost time to break out the lights
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Fred points to where the seagull dropped on him?
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Everyone's favorite freeway, the 101 just past sunset
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Much later, celebrating a great hike with wine and cheese at Susan's!
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Susan and Steve swap places