I have a brand new shiny girlfriend, and we’ve gone on a couple of day hikes before to local waterfalls, etc. with no problem.
I’m considering taking a hike with her to a local mountain peak that overlooks the entire city (of LA) to watch the sunset…I’ve done the hike by myself during the day with no problem. It’s pretty flat, and there is only about 1 mile of narrowish trail on an otherwise relatively short, flat trip. I’m not concerned at all about the trip up as much as the trip back. I’ve backpacked a couple of times, but always ended the hiking portion of the day as the sun is going down. I’m positively terrified of:
a) freezing my ass off.
b) getting lost/hurt.
c) getting stuck lost/hurt while freezing my ass off.
d) running into some strange carnivorous pack of nocturnal creatures.
It should be noted that I have a great navigational sense, and I have an electric lantern along with all of the standard backpacking things…
Now for the question.
Has anyone ever hiked at night before? Is this do-able? Is this advisable? Any tips to keep me or her comfortable?