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Mission Peak instead of Rose Peak

Peak Summited2020 Mission Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadOhlone College
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

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 fires burned Mt Sizer, plus the only one I hadn't done yet: Rose Peak. Last week, right after Mission Peak was approved as a substitute, I scheduled a weekday visit with a friend. We picked the Ohlone College approach, to avoid the usual crowds at the Stanford Avenue entrance. It was great!

We paid our $4 parking fee at Ohlone College, and started the hike, with clear blue skies and perfect temperatures. About 2 hours later we summited, took a few pictures, and headed down for a takeout snack of Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken, nearby (“My Delight” restaurant, very close by).

There were about 5 other people at the top, and we probably passed about 5 others, in each direction in our hike. There were no crazy crowds, or lines to take summit photos. A great day!

 

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