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NorCal 6POP Completed…Mt. Saint Helena…3Peaks-in-3Days Trip (Diablo, Tam & Helena)

Peak Summited2022 Mount Saint Helena
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadStevenson Memorial Trail on Hwy 29
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Very happy to complete the NorCal 6POP in just 2 separate road trips- having to drive for about 9 hours from San Diego County. Both trips were absolutely worth it. I was in awe of the stunning views & sceneries NorCal afforded us.

Hiked on May 16, 2022 after taking a day off (from hiking Diablo & Tam prior) in Napa Valley to experience one the world's wine regions. Just for the sake of sharing; V. Sattui's outdoor-picnic style dining was unique, their popular food truck served hot meals, their beautiful lawn was so huge I could guess would probably have accommodated a couple of hundreds of guests. After that, we visited Mondavi Winery for photo shoots. Beautiful day & a beautiful meeting place (once again, my family joined us for lunch & photo shoots).

At Mt. Saint Helena, one of our friend hikers is a local resident who graciously invited us to stay at their place. Lovely, lovely home indeed! And yes, wine served non-stop, HAHAHA!

On the hike; initially cool but got too hot particularly on the fire road. The panoramic and stunning views were a feast to the eyes.

Remembered the big fire a few years back upon seeing the burned trees sporadically. But glad to see wildflowers growing amidst the burn areas.

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