I see these peaks out of my kitchen window: (peak on the left index finger, smaller summit with a house on it, then the top of the Incline Trail.)
So I make it up to that First Peak: (looking down at my house)
Then I run to that house on the shorter peak. Most of the time I feel like i'm following a trail, but I keep losing it. I eventually end up on a driveway, I zig zag that dirt road for a while, finally just bound / bushwhack down a loose gravel/dirt hill, run on a paved road until I find another dirt trail! Then I head to a geometrical shape I see on a neighboring peak. Looks like a pill box or something. Along the way I find a lantern, seems old. The 'pill box' turns out to be a torn down house's foundation. And after visiting it, I see it's the 'end' of the red mountain trail.
The shoes did GREAT. I have not taken them through water crossings yet. but the way the dust sifts through, you can tell they will drain quickly (and therefore dry quickly).
I did have to stop a couple times to pull out cactus needles from my foot.