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Mission (to find a parking spot) Peak

Peak Summited2021 Mission Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadStanford Avenue
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

My husband and I arrived at 7:10 a.m.  Already the side streets were full of cars, so we didn’t even try the parking lot.  We parked 0.6 miles from the trailhead, so we added 1.2 miles to our total mileage.

It is Easter Day, so that may have added to the crowds.  I am guessing at least 1,000 people climbed Mission Peak today.

Mission Peak is a steady climb and the last mile gets steep & the last 1/4 mile is technical.  It was chilly at the top, 45 degrees around 9:30 a.m.

It was a beautiful hike with lush green hills and cows that make me smile.  All hikers were very friendly.  It was a great way to spend Easter morning.

 

 

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