Hibiscus and warm breezes atop Rose Peak

Peak Summited2019 Rose Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadVisitors center Sunol
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Not a lot of people on trail that day due to high temperatures at  97 degrees difficult terrain with steep inclines and mostly exposed open areas but we were up for the challenge.  There were many great views of the Bay Area. It was super hot but even though the breezes were warm it kept us cooler and every breeze was welcomed. Even with the precaution  of hydrating days before and during the hike my quads and calves cramped up just before and on top of the summit. But with a little rest, a shade tree and a refreshing Hibiscus Ginger Honey Lemonade  my awesome hiking partner made, my recovery was quick and lessened through out the remaining of the hike. At the end of our hike the cool flowing stream near the visitor's center made a great spot for some  makeshift cryotherapy.


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