I'd been living in my van & traveling around the west coast for the better part of 6 months and, tired of doing extreme hikes, I took a 3 day break in a small town near Mt. Whitney after giving up on finding an "easy" hike. One day after getting a bite in a local pizzeria (Wi-Fi, finally!), I Googled to see what was near me. Being the novice adventurer that I am, I never even realized that the shot I wanted was a 5-minute drive (not hike!) to the west of town, where there were shots galore.