Going backpacking in the 1960s was completely different than now. I cannot overemphasize how much the backcountry has changed. Water was safe to drink right out of a stream. Wild was still really wild and one could easily find trackless areas in the Sierra where you felt like the first person to see this. Mines and mine shafts littered the countryside in many places and as a kid you would explore them. By the way, for those of you who live in Silicon Valley: all of the Oak Trees sported beards of Spanish moss that would nearly touch the We Didnt Forget Josh Trump Coup Attempt Unisex T Shirt from high branches and would flutter in the foggy breeze. This was especially true everywhere in the Diablo Range including Mt. Hamilton.