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Beautiful

It was a beautiful day on Monday Not too  hot or cold but sun was out, Trail has Little Rock’s, but very small, and I…

Beautiful 😀

I hiked on my own,  when I started on fire road, was a good place to start, there is a restroom, and there is a…

The cube

This hike is so beautiful. Plenty of green trees and shade most of the way. Highly recommended!! Beautiful view when you get to the top.

Cows

This trail is completely exposed. Started the hike at 4:30 and it was very very hot! lots of incline but the views for sunset are…

Mount Diablo

The weather was very nice, not too hot or cold, we started from Mitchell canyon road, it said it is 7.30 miles to reach the…

Mount Diablo

Hike was beautiful we originally were planning to to just 15 miles but we ended up doing 18 miles, beautiful hike, difenetly recommend,  knee compressions,…

Mt. Umunhum

Started early, on descent shared the trail with a lot of bikers, trail runners, and other hikers. Nice and easy sloping accent and descent

So Hot!!

Very warm day for this very exposed summit. 88 degrees but with strong winds. With out the wind to cool me down I would have…

Mission Peak sunrise

Started hiking early in the morning. It was still pitch dark and I was scared as heck. So far I had never hiked by myself…

Goooood Morning from Mission Peak!

Decided to see the sunrise from Mission Peak. First time I’ve started from Stanford Ave. Sunol side is still closed (because of the fires) and…

Mission Accomplished!

Did this hike by moonlight before, this time by day. Tons of people. Don’t forget your hand sanitizer for after you climb the pole at…

Mission ALSO accomplished

Thankful for this replacement hike to end our challenge, tho still hoping to hit Sizer when it’s open again someday. Very congested w people. If…

Beautiful views

Beautiful hike!  Great views, well maintained trail.  We started at 6a, so the trail had light traffic early.  Later in the day it was busy.

Mt Tam – Very Early

Very early AM start. In the dark. Saw a coyote! Hiked most, ran some. About 4 hours for the whole trail.

A nice short one

This is a nice quick one! Not much heat and very crowded so go early!

Devil Mountain

it was warm with a nice breeze.  Lots of weeds. Didn’t seem maintained for pedestrians

Mt.Diablo

80°, had to drive to a second location than what all trails app lead to in order to start hike. First hike since the fires,…

Mission Peak instead of Rose Peak

Six of six! Woot! I got an early start on the 2020 Sixpack, after a late finish to the 2019 challenge. Then the lockdowns…then the…

A hot day on Mt Diablo

We arrived at 7:45, 15 min before the gate was set to open- it was already open.  The trail was well maintained, pretty rocky.  Pesky…

Mount Diablo Hike

We hiked Mount Diablo starting at Mitchell Canyon. We arrived at 7:45 and the gates were already open (although they said they’d open at 8a)…

Number 1 of 6

The day Baby Yoda was born. First hike with him in California. Really hot day.

Mt Tamaulipas thru the smoke

This was the second time I have summited this Peak and both times there were major fires in the Bay Area. There were few people…

Stinson to Mt. Tam

It was a challenging but beautiful hike. The trail terrain and weather conditions changed during the hiking, making it more exciting.

Smokey Mountain Hike

Another Peak hits the dusk! Woke up at 4am, out the door at 5am – at the Mt. St. Helena Trail at 7am. Incredible sunrise,…

Number 3 of 6 before the big fires

This was right before the big fires in Northern California started. Cold brews with Baby Yoda at tbe top of Mt. Umunhum. Bummer that I…

Number 2 of 6

Long hike in the heat. After summiting Tamalpais, I relaxed at Stinson beach with Baby Yoda for a sunset.

Bay Area 360 degree views

We were lucky to hike that day, as the fires just were starting in the area. We did catch rain and thunder on the way…

Tropical Thunder, Lightning and Rainbows

Mt. Umunhum is the third peak in the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge, that I’ve hiked. The morning started with thunder storms, lightning and double…

Steamy heat on Tam

Unbeknownst to me, on Friday August 14th the Bay Area heat wave was to begin. Although I started off early enough, it became extremely hot…

Mt. Umunhum

HOT! It was hot but the view was great, saw most of San Jose!

Swarms of Dragonflies

Good day at My Diablo. Pretty easy to get to the trail head. Start early to avoid some of the midday/ afternoon heat as there…

Mt. Tamalpais (3 of 6)

HIKE 3 of 6 is complete; halfway done with the challenge! Cousins Natalie and Daniel joined me this time for some much needed nature adventures.…

Mount Umunhum Hike

It was crisp 7.4 mile hike. We started at 2.32pm, it was a little bit hot but moving on it was really nice. The trail…

Hike Above The Clouds

2nd Peak to hike in the challenge. Parked my car at Mountain Home Inn and hiked Hogback Fire Road to Old Railroad Grade Fire Toad…

Mt Umunhum…with a little detour

Started at Bald Mountain around 7:10am, ran a good portion of the way to the peak. Beautiful weather. Nice shady run. Ran the whole way…

Mt.Tamalpais

About 80°, a lot of the trail was shaded, nice views!

Bon Tempe lake

trail were great. Dirt trails. Weather was on the warm side. Felt really great. The lake looked small, but it was about 3 miles around…

Mount Umunhum

We left a little later than we normally do, so it was a bit warmer but the trails are pretty shaded for the most part. …

Mt Umunhum

The trail was nicely maintained. The weather was beautiful. Too many non-maskers!

Hiking at Peak Efficiency

Curry Canyon Road to Frog Pond Road, Alder Creek Road, Green Ranch Road, and then Summit Trail, is a grueling hike. The views are beautiful,…

Mt Umunhum

The trail was nicely maintained. The weather was beautiful. Too many non-maskers!

Mt Tam on a Glorious Day

Great weather for a hike. Followed the posted recommendations to the letter, and they were perfect. Had some heat on the upper exposed fire road,…

Rose Peak – Tarweed and water

It was a hot but beautiful day on the Ohlone Wilderness trail. Although the ranger claimed that the trail from Backpacker’s Camp is gated and…

Mt Umunhum

This hike was fun and fairly “easy.” The views were great and the trail was mostly shady. There’s not a lot of parking so I…

Hike 1

The hike was great! We went around 10am, it was pretty hot out. I’d say 70% of the time we were in the shade, 30%…

Above the Clouds on Mount Tam

The weather was perfect with a very nice breeze coming in throughout the hike.  Not a lot of people on the trails, but those that…

2.5 summits of Mission Peak

Continuing to work towards the 100,000 Leadville Challenge by knocking out 5300 feet of a double summit of Mission Peak and mini 3rd summit where…

Highest Peak in the Bay Area

Wonderful day hiking to the north peak of Mount Saint Helena. Got a late start so had to deal with sun but it wasn’t too…

Mt. Tamalpais

Beautiful hike with lots of covered green foliage. Loved the water falls.

Sizing Up Six Peaks in Six Days

It would be difficult to accurately describe how badly this hike hurt me. Ears were ringing. Nausea was ravaging. Water was scarce. This hike was…

Mt Rose

Dry and HOT! Go in the fall or winter instead. Little cover. And take a ton of water. When you think you have enough, take…

Matt Davis – Incline Enthusiast

Matt Davis must have been an incline enthusiast. The last mile was fairly tough, with quite a few steps and elevation gain of almost 1000…

The Most Beautiful Fire Road

This hike was easy, even when considering the four peaks before it. After the first mile of steepish trail you have 4 miles of exposed…

The Mountain that shall not be Named

This trail is steep. We took it clockwise rather than counter. That is the better way. Clockwise seems steeper but going up counter-clockwise means 5…

Mt. Unpronounceable

This trail is mostly as described, short and relatively simple with a nice gradual incline. The view from the top was gorgeous. The trail is…

Summer time means funny tan lines

I love seeing all the green and hiking in and amongst the trees. The sun was hot but you were only exposed towards the top.…

SO. MUCH. GREEN.

I got to the parking lot for Bald Mountain around 2:00 P.M. on a Tuesday and was glad to see there were a few spots…

The Varying Worlds of Tamalpais

This hike is outstanding. It was a breath of fresh air, especially considering my hike at Rose Peak yesterday. I began the hike around 7…

Mount Diablo plus 4 peaks

Temps only got into low 80s. Nice breeze on top. I hit Mount Olympia then North Peak before Mountain Diablo. On the way back down,…

Helena in the Heat

When the weather is good in July, it is gonna be hot. Probably close to 90, but clear skies and therefore great views. Hiked from…

Mt. Tamalpais

Great hike, the blanket of fog is breathtaking at the peak as well as on the way. Love watching my body build up endurance for…

First Peak

Cool and wet at the beach and then hot and dry up the mountain. Layer.

Hot Mt Sizer Loop Hike

Hot hike.  Day started off early, arrived at the park at 7:30am, and started hiking at 7:45am.  Temperature was in the mid-60’s at this point.…

Mt Diablo!

We opted to take the fire road up to the summit, then the Mitchell canyon trail back down. It provided amazing views and serious challenges!

Back at It: Mount Tamalpais

15.18 miles (took a wrong turn on the way back). 3:34:06 (Moving Time) Temps ranged from low 60s to mid 70s. Views were spectacular, especially…

Last Peak Double Header – Mt Tam

Super hot day, trail was crazy busy. Definitely dragging after doing St Helena same day. Easy to take wrong turns, not the best marked trail.

Mt Tam

Beautiful weather as we started at 6:30am, it was getting warm as we were heading back. Lots of lizzards . Overall great hike

Mt Saint Helena on a hot day

This was an okay hike.  It got pretty hot once I started just before 9am.  Most of it is unshaded up to the top.  It’s…

A hot time with El Diablo!

Started early to beat the heat, but it was 102F when we finished.  Some steep sections of trail, uneven and loose rocks on the return…

Saturday fun

It was a hot day so we got to the trail by 7:30am. We were glad we got there when we did because parking filled…

St Helena

Hot day, glad we started 8am. Trail empty on the way up, was filling up later in the day.

Mount Saint Helena

Started at 6:45 AM. Reached the summit in approximately two hours. First mile was a little bit of a scramble but was well-shaded; after you…

Stinson Beach to Mt Tam

The first 4 miles of the hike are some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen.  The trail is very well maintained.  I started…

Mt Diablo Pre-4th Hike

This hike is tougher than the southern hike to the peak.  The path through Eagle Peak is a challenge.  It’s rocky in parts which makes…

Independence Day Eve

Mt. Umunhum was a great way to kick of the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge! The trail was dry and a but dusty – more dirt…

Mt Diablo Solo

I had a quick something I wanted to do in Dublin but I didn’t want to make a special trip. Then I realized Dublin is…

From Beach to Peak…

Gorgeous climb through numerous ecosystems, as one AllTrails person put it. So fun to get back and soak our toes in the cool ocean waters.…

Mt Tam!

Great hike, amazing views! Ended the hike with a little walk on the beach.

Mt Tamalpais

Phoenix Lake to Eldridge Grade to the parking lot at the top, then the short climb to the fire tower. Eldredge Grade is rocky with…

Mt Tam

Best hike so far. Loved that the scenery changed so much: Coming from lush greens in the woods to golden meadows and bare rocks. Hiked…

Mount Umunhum

Started in the evening at approximately 5:00 PM. Reached the summit in about an hour and a half. A well-shaded hike. Not too crowded. Bugs…

Nice shortcut

The day started pretty foggy but it cleared up before too long.  We did the clockwise loop and it was a challenging hike,  but I…

Mt Diablo Summit

This was my first time to the Summit. It is technical but Overall was a great experience.

All Alone at Rose Peak

Great day, definitely a better hike when it’s cooler.  Wind/breeze at the top of the mountain felt great!  Definitely recommend going in the morning (early),…

Mt Tam in the Time of COVID

Hiked with my daughter, who I hadn’t seen since shelter in place began.  This is the farthest I’ve been from home since I did Mt.…

Alright Devil…Let’s Dance!

Honestly, I’m not sure I’m ready to talk about this one. The elevation, the summertime heat, the crowds, the summit that tricks you into thinking…

Diablo

Very hot day, lots of people.

Diablo

Hot AF in late June. No shade cover for the majority of this hike. Picnic tables near the summit.

Easy Mt Umunhum hike

Part of my training for 29029 Everesting coming up.  I had been working from home during Covid-19 and fell off the routine so Mt Umunhum…

Saint Helena

started at 8:20am. Took about 5 hours with a large break at the top. Beautiful shaded trail the first mile, little to no shade after…

Rough Day at Sizer

Long hot day, 90 degrees.  Trail was exposed for long stretches, and no water out on the trail.  Ran out of water around mile 13,…

Mt. Diablo through Mitchell Canyon

I’ve finally got a full-blown hike to report! Got started waaaaayyy late and checked off Mount Diablo at the end of June. I may have…

Mt. U

Parking lot is filling up quickly! We got there at 7:30AM and only 3 overflow spots left. The parking lot was full. A lot of…

Mt Tamalpais

I signed up for the challenge with 3 of my Girl Scout backpacking leader friends. Two of us were lucky to have done our 3rd…

Juneteenth at Mt Umunhum

Parking was lot of kinda empty when I got there at 11am. I saw a lot of folks on the trail coming back, when I…

Mount Saint Helena

It was 90+ degrees when I did the hike even when I started early. The trail was moderate in terms of difficulty and there are…

Just a walk in the park

The hike started in a typical San Francisco fashion, fog was all around and we could see it rolling in the sky.  That also helped…

Morning on Mt St Helena

The top of Mt St Helena was fun. I did all three peaks, then headed over to Table Rock to round out the day. (By…

Doing it backwards

There was zero parking at 9am at Bald Mt parking.  So we drove to the top and hiked down to the start and then back…

Rose Peak 2020

Breezy day made for a nice summer hike to Rose Peak. First two miles congested with Little Yosemite visitors and then it clears out. Enjoyed…

Rose Peak rendezvous

Beautiful day in the low 70s, beautiful sky.  Great trail except for some parts that were like a deer trail in the tall grass, and…

Diablo – finally open

The Mount Diablo parking lots were recently opened so I didn’t know if there would be a rush of people going or not. The park…

Mt Umunhum

Clear day.  Tired after 28.5 miles and 8k ft of climb the day before.  Hiked down the mountain past the car after to pass 40…

Mt. Sizer

loooong hike with a lot of ups and down along the trail. Due to COVID restrictions, parking was very limited. Get there early!

Mt Diablo Extended Loop

Took the long way! Hiked up and then around the back of the range of peaks, 28.5 mile loop with 8k ft climb.  Couple washouts…

Mount Humun-hummingbird

My friend and I had a great day in this hike. We saw a rattlesnake and plenty of butterflies.

Mount Humun-hummingbird

My friend and I had a great day in this hike. We saw a rattlesnake and plenty of butterflies.

Cloudy Mt Sizer Loop

This was an okay day out in Henry Coe, heading up to Mt Sizer and around the loop. Overcast skies made everything a bit drab.…

Mount Sizer

Hiking Sizer is pretty awesome!  It was raining and tough on the legs but all 5 of us got through it and felt accomplished.  The…