Happy New Year!
I took advantage of a bonus day off to hike to the top of Mission Peak. We had previously done a long hike from Ed R. Levin County Park to the top of Monument Peak, but this a shorter – but very steep! – hike to the top of Mission Peak. This hike is described in it’s entirety on the Bay Area Hiker website here.
Yup, just over 2000ft elevation gain over 3 miles, then back down again. You can find a trail map here.
The view is pretty wonderful.
…and we got to see the Christmas tree:
We took some Christmas dinner leftovers with us – have pie, will hike.
The weather was pretty great for it, nice and cool, but sunny and clear. The main trail was in good condition, but Horse Heaven was a little muddy….
…and we manage to escape being maimed by the cows.