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Cows

This trail is completely exposed. Started the hike at 4:30 and it was very very hot! lots of incline but the views for sunset are…

So Hot!!

Very warm day for this very exposed summit. 88 degrees but with strong winds. With out the wind to cool me down I would have…

Mission Peak sunrise

Started hiking early in the morning. It was still pitch dark and I was scared as heck. So far I had never hiked by myself…

Goooood Morning from Mission Peak!

Decided to see the sunrise from Mission Peak. First time I’ve started from Stanford Ave. Sunol side is still closed (because of the fires) and…

Mission Accomplished!

Did this hike by moonlight before, this time by day. Tons of people. Don’t forget your hand sanitizer for after you climb the pole at…

Mission ALSO accomplished

Thankful for this replacement hike to end our challenge, tho still hoping to hit Sizer when it’s open again someday. Very congested w people. If…

A nice short one

This is a nice quick one! Not much heat and very crowded so go early!

Mission Peak instead of Rose Peak

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…

2.5 summits of Mission Peak

Continuing to work towards the 100,000 Leadville Challenge by knocking out 5300 feet of a double summit of Mission Peak and mini 3rd summit where…

Short but tart :)

Decided to start the challenge with this trail. Great workout but pretty boring compared to the others, except for the occasional cow and calf. 🙂…

Mission Peak

Terrific day to hike Mission Peak. Met fellow challengers along the way.😊

Weekend Getaway

I got to the trailhead at around 8am with my dog Bailey. She is a German Shepard/Husky mix at three years old that loves to…

1 down, 5 to go

Overall this was a great hike. The morning started out very foggy then quickly turned to full sun for the rest of the afternoon. The…

Mission Peak Completed

Started at 7:30, made it to the peak by 10am. We parked in the garage at Ohlone College. There were definitely a lot of people…

#hikingsisters

Definitely a moderate to hard hike. Started at 7:30am and the trail was already getting busy with other hikers. Sky in the horizon still hazy…

#hikingsisters

Moderate to hard hike. Took the Ohlone trail which is about 2 miles longer but offers more shade and moderate trail. Started at 7:30am on…

Mission Peak

Pretty simple fire-road hike early on in the morning. Crowded. Has a selfie line at the summit.

Post-able

After reading other posts about parking I was tentative to start at Stanford Ave but I did manage to find street parking on Antelope Dr,…

Foggy Morning at Mission Peak

1/6 Started at 8:45am this morning. It took me 45 min to get to the top- mostly jogging and just climbing to the tippy top.…

On a mission

Dusty, hot, and sunny. The entire 3 miles up was basically a 10-15% grade with a couple steeper sections. But the climb was worth the…

19,000 steps

I live in between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. I’ve been hiking my whole life and only recently became aware that there was a Northern California…

Mission: Im-peak-able

I took the last month or so off the challenge to do some wilderness trips, so I’m back to it with peak #2! In all…

Amongst the Clouds

Start early! We arrived at 6:40 and could not find parking on the Stanford avenue side. Thankfully the Ohlone college parking lot had open spots……

Mission accomplished

Parked the car and started sweating… It felt like 90ºF (32ºC) so we were sweating from the get-go. The was steep, beginning to end, with…

Mission Peak Hike

Warm, sunny weather. Trail was pretty barren and dusty. From the peak you can sea all the way to San Francisco on a clear day.

After-work Adventure

Leaving work a bit early and driving to the Bay Area to sneak a hike in was new for me. I’m glad I did it!…

Hot summer day on Mission Peak

Well I knew when I was setting off on the trail at 10am that I should have started earlier because people were flooding down the…

Mission Peak on a weekday!

I haven’t been here in 4 1/2 years! (Blog link: https://alpharoaming.com/2013/12/04/mission-peak/ ). I know this hike is EXTREMELY popular, so when I had a free…

Death ?

It was fun but hard.

The First Hike

The hike was challenging but rewarding once you reach the peak. The hike mostly consist of an uphill climb. The weather was perfect since we…

Our Mission: Mission Peak

The trail was already crowded with a 7am start. Conditions at the bottom half of elevation was very hot…very hot! Made a few stops for…

Mission Peak on Memorial Day Weekend

Nice hike, though quite crowded. Weather was beautiful. I wore my hiking boots, and I’m glad I did. You only need them for the last…

Mission Peak on a Holiday Weekend

Lazy Sunday morning start on a holiday weekend meant lots of company at the summit. But the weather was beautiful, the trails in good condition…

Mission Peakable

Trail conditions today were about as perfect as you could ask for 59 degrees and slightly overcast. We got to the trailhead at Mission Peak…

Mission Peak

Definitely not an easy hike, but I was determined to finish. Took my time and met some great people along the way. Only a few…

Don’t take the Horse Haven

I took the route up as described – starting at Hidden Valley Trail, then getting on Peak Trail. The ascent wasn’t at all that bad,…

Mission Sunset

We, my cousin (@wanderlust_kaitlyn) and a co-worker, decided to hike up to Mission peak to catch the sunset. We started from the Ohlone College trailhead,…

Leave no Diva behind. Hike #1

It was great. I bit cool and fogging in the morning. The breeze kicked in after we reached the peak and blew away the fog…

Mission Peak

Not too hatd but i’ll defInitely need better shoes for the longer one!

Hiking Divas take Mission Peak

We started the hike around 7:30 a.m. from the trailhead near the parking garage. There is no slow warm-up to the incline .. starts immediately.…

Diva Hike 1

Great weather. The Bulls were SUPRISE

Mission Complete

Got to Stanford staging area before 9 AM and it was already crazy busy! Drove on to Ohlone College trailhead. Much better. Decided to add…

Mission Accomplished Peak

This was a super pleasant hike that features a much more scenic view than the trailhead at Stanford ave. Its ascent and descent are also…

Spring climb

Steep gradual climb. some shade but not much. Less traffic than Stanford side. This trail is a bit longer but not as steep as Stanford…

Mission Peak via Sunol

Lovely, sunny day, perfect weather for hiking Mission Peak, my second time to summit here. Started from Sunol as soon as the gates opened, very…

Mission Peak Sunrise

Started hike at 6am with my headlight. It was a straight up hike. I move every fast. I summited just in time for the sunrise.…

Mission Peak

Started at Stanford parking lot trailhead at 7am. Beautiful green hills and was greeted with plenty of cows along the way. It was gradual steep…

Mission [Peak] Accomplished

I tracked it at 6.7 mi. 2111 ft elevation gain. Very muddy most of the trail. Views are amazing and weather was perfect.

Mission Peak MUDDER

Cold, wet and extremely muddy!! Yikes. Nearly got hypothermia at the summit- wasn’t paying attention to how sweaty I was, and I sat too long…

Mission via Monument

Amazing. This was my 11th summit of Mission Peak (just this year), and the best. Weather was perfect (there was snow the previous week). Monument…

The Vulture visit Mission Peak

[FTL] – This hike had it all hail, rain, wind, thunder, and muddy patches but in the end made it to the peak. 7.61 Miles…

Mission Peak or Bust

I hiked mission peak on February 10. It was a nice warm day and I got there mid-afternoon. It was pretty crowded but it was…