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San Jose, California
January 1, 2005
  Mission peak

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January 1, 2005
  Mission Peak

The Place
Rising steeply 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.

ferry dock at Angel Island State Park, OCt. 2003, photo by Victor B., info@wildrecovery.org
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.

Getting There

 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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