After the conclusion of the John Backus Memorial Hike, a group of us drove east on Angeles Crest Highway to the dirt road that leads toward Buckhorn. As it was later in the day and cooler, we walked briskly to the top of Buckhorn Peak. There we had a party to celebrate my finishing The List at which about a dozen bottles of champagne were consumed. A roll of film that Kay Machen had lost when she finished The List on Buckhorn on October 16th was found.
When the goodies were gone, we returned to the highway for the trip home.
For me, this put a happy end to a day that had previously been filled with reflection and remembrance.