Wait, there was a trail?

A couple of months back I did this with a friend. We started at Slate Canyon, got up on the ridge and hiked the arete all they way up till we got on toad head and realized the way forward was not exactly safe. We back tracked and lost a lot of elevation before hiking back up to the aerie just east of toad head. It was steep, and filled with scrub oak. I loved every second of it. I really wish I had known about the trail, maybe I will go back and do this one again.