San Jose, California
January 1, 2005
January 1, 2005
to the east behind the city of Fremont, Mission and Monument peaks form
a dramatic backdrop to the South Bay.Mission
Peak has been described as one of the Bay Area's most underrated
summits. The determined hiker who reaches its top will be rewarded with
views of Mount Hamilton to the south, the Santa Cruz Mountains to the
west, Mt. Tamalpais to the north, and Mt. Diablo and the Sierra Nevada
to the northeast.Hawks and vultures share the summit airspace
with sailplanes riding the thermals, and a down-to-earth herd of feral
goats roams the cliffs.
Walking the walk
The climb is 2100ft. and the whole trip is
about 7 miles. Its a level 4.The hike to the peak is somewhat
steep but the view as you climb to the top keeps getting better as you
get higher.There is a spectacular panoramic view from the top, very
much worth the effort. So if you want a butt kicker to kick off the new
year, be at this one.
|February 12, 2005
Whale Watching Day Trip
Contact our trusted servants
to get on board. Departs Monterey Fisherman's
Wharf at 10:00 am sharp.
From San Jose take 101 0r 280 to 680 North.
Take the Mission Blvd Exit, go east.Turn right when you get to Stanford
Ave there will be a brown Mission Peak sign before the turn. From Santa
Cruz take 17 to San Jose and follow above directions. Drive time from
San Jose is about 30 minutes.
Know Before You Go
There is free parking. Restrooms and
water available at the parking. Bring lots of water. It may be very
windy at the top, jackets, windbreakers, a good idea.Yes dogs allowed
on a leash.
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