We met at La Cañada carpool point on May 22, at 8:30 a.m. and began our hike from Red Box around 9:20. There were six participants - Julia Stein, Roxana Lewis, Rex Hyon, Frank and Ruth Dobos and myself. We made it up to the summit in good time (just over two hours) and ran into Julie Rush's (Highway Cleanup) group at the top, as well as a hiking group from Hughes Aircraft. Joe Young had his camera in hand so he took some celebratory photos. Because of our excellent timing, some of us went over Lawlor on the way back to the cars. It was Rex's first time on both Strawberry and Lawlor, and Julia's first time on Strawberry (her fifth peak). Rex is an avid Desert Peakbagger and I rated leader and only hikes HPS peaks when he's not in the desert. The rest of us had climbed Strawberry before (nine times for Frank!) but found it as refreshing as ever.
I'd like to thank everyone for participating in the hike, especially Ruth and Frank for their support and encouragement (and the patch - thanks). Thanks and see y'all on another trip real soon.