By noon we had climbed to Wilson Canyon Saddle where we had lunch. We had left the burned area behind us, and from here on there were occasional groves of live oak trees that provided some shade along the route. The elevation here is 3,150 feet and there is even a pit toilet available. Accompanying us for the day was John Alderson, a CSUN alumnus, consultant paleontologist, and guitar and autoharp teacher. It was enjoyable having him with us.