The majority of the trail cut its way up slopes which were surprisingly lush with shrub; manzanita, wild cucumber, and hoisin bush. In corners of shade there tended to be water passing down the creases of the ridges, and there also was plenty of poison oak reaching out. I got a whack in the face by a suspicious plant, so scrubbed my cheeks with grass, sand and water. It was a relief to see the road that takes us to Casa De Luna. Casa De Luna is intense. The garden is a manzanita forest where hikers camp, the front porch is the chill zone, kitchen, toilet and painting station. The vibe is a lot more party, and you can just tell itโ€™s going to get a bit mad later on. Free taco salads and plenty of beer filled the evening; we knew we were in for a good time. ๐Ÿ™‚