Tramping with San Diego Trail Tramps

(4/23/05) Sure, half of us may have had our shirts off for this hike, but don't let the name fool you. Tramp or tramping is a New Zealand slang term for "hiking" which is where San Diego Trail Tramps derives its name. Founded by Jim LaCau, this gay men's hiking group schedules monthly day-hikes to various Southern California destinations. I had a fantastic time. The guys in the group are all friendly, fun, and adventureous. We spent some time at the kewl Desert View Tower, owned and operated by one of its members, Ben Schultz. The Desert View Tower is a must stop on your travels on I-8 to the desert. Its kind of hidden from the highway, so keep an eye open for In-Ko-Pah exit and head North.

Many thanks to Jim for organizing such an awesome group. I'm definitely looking forward to many their hikes ahead.