|Peak Summited||2022 Mount Saint Helena|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Stevenson Memorial Trail on Hwy 29|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail 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.