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GroundControlNice and close by home.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008

GroundControl

Nice close to home hike...had a nice sunny day, started from Stanford Ave parking lot (there was lots of open space on a Monday afternoon).
Posted Sep 8, 2008 7:24 pm

thexcatFrom Stanford Ave  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2008

thexcat

Have hiked up several times, but after seeing somebody run up once, decided to give it a try. Made it up in 45 minutes, down in 25.
Posted Jun 5, 2008 12:58 am

Fredd C DobbsFine Morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2008

Fredd C Dobbs

Scarce parking, friendly crowds & fog, fog, fog! Then bright sunshine on the summit- I had a great time!
Posted May 4, 2008 9:24 pm

oluskydiverFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008

oluskydiver

Started at the college parking lot.
saw lots of different birds, including a golden eagle.
green hills with few different wildflowers, and some butterflies.
good views..

Posted Mar 28, 2008 2:16 pm

mlarkin2002Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2008
Joined the throng heading up from Stanford TH. Also made the side trip to Allison & Monument. Descended Horse Heaven trail.
Posted Mar 9, 2008 5:13 pm

requiemsummer bad  Sucess!

requiem

parking lot to summit for the exercise. a steady grade, hot hot heat, and no cover made for not the funnest hike ever. the views were all hazy from the summit as well, but most of what there is to see is development, anyway.
Posted Jan 28, 2008 4:11 pm

SFMountaineerPart of Ohlone Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2008

SFMountaineer

Climbed during our hike of the 28 mile Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Remarkable how crowded it was on the west side, yet how deserted it was on the east side! Good view.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 2:42 pm

huskertriguyOhlone College Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2008

huskertriguy

Definitely recommend the Ohlone College route, as Stanford Avenue seems to be more highly trafficked. Fine if you just want to bag a summit, I suppose, but for me part of the wilderness experience is at least some isolation, especially from the lowest common denominator (and there seems to be plenty of that on this particular peak). We initially attempted to park at the Stanford Ave., but once we saw the throngs of McDonald's clientele and Smurfs decided to opt for a less crowded route.

We were well rewarded in this regard. We saw two separate coyotes, several hawks, and a mountain lion who sat perched on a rock motionless, awaiting our next move.

I also highly recommend going toward sunset. More wildlife views likely at this time in addition to less folks. We had the summit to ourselves for a few precious minutes before descending.

About one hour up, one hour down (we stopped at length for views of the sunset and wildlife). Easy and well worth it.
Posted Jan 20, 2008 12:53 am

Scott FultonWindy!!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2006

Scott Fulton

Meant to traverse over to Monument Peak afterwards, but the extremely high winds made me not want to bother. Seemed like climbing up the entire route, beginning at Stanford Avenue, was into a headwind. Once I got to the ridge ascent, the winds were very high and bitingly cold. Beautiful day, though. Car to car in 1:45.
Posted Jan 1, 2008 11:09 pm

keemaAnnual Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007

keema

I did my annual December 26 burn off the Christmas meal hike of Mission Peak. I usually hike it alone, but this year I was joined on this beautiful day by Rob Yang.
Posted Dec 27, 2007 1:03 am

rhyangFrom Sunol  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007

rhyang

Hiked up with Dan from the Sunol side : 10-11 miles / 2200'.

I've hiked up this thing from Stanford Ave a bunch too, but this is the first time since my accident. Never took this route before either. Good training hike !
Posted Dec 26, 2007 5:26 pm

emilieGreat 4 Training  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2005

emilie

been up and down this thing about a million times for training. best sustained steep hike in bay area.
Posted Dec 19, 2007 9:42 pm

WickedRuggedSolid workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

WickedRugged

A good training hike, beautiful weather and great view of the bay area. I'm glad I found this hike so close to home (Sunnyvale). Only took 1.5 hours, and I believe the total length of the route is 6.2 miles.
Posted Nov 12, 2007 1:27 am

panweilinMoon hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2003

panweilin

Although a Bay Area resident, for only a few time I actually went up to Mission Peak. There were twice up there for Chinese moon festival. And another trip was mountain biking up from Ohlone College and riding down via main trail to Stanford Avenue TH.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 6:45 pm

Sarah SimonStanford Avenue  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007

Sarah Simon

I enjoyed this hike with my CEO, VP and several colleagues as a sort of team building exercise. We hike up in the afternoon, enjoyed an amazing sunset and scurried down in the dark. I was unaware that a fellow SPer was on the mountain and he captured this fantastic sunset photo. I especially enjoyed the coyotes, the little prairie dog critters and the birds. Nice hike, very neat to ponder the juxtiposition of the mass of humanity to the west and the rolling hills to the right. Lovely.
Posted Oct 11, 2007 10:27 am

WeatherManTrainer  Sucess!

WeatherMan

Perfect mountain to train on in the Bay Area. It's fairly exposed, so bring water. The view up top is rewarding, really gives perspective on the sharp contrast between dense urbanism and wide open space.
Posted Jul 12, 2007 5:44 am

SpiceManFun Hike  Sucess!

SpiceMan

Hiked up from my uncle's house who lives on the slopes of Mission Peak.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 5:11 pm

Bill KishStanford Avenue  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 1997

Bill Kish

A favorite local training hike.
Posted Jun 27, 2007 5:41 pm

genmai3Stanford Ave  Sucess!

genmai3

Have walked-up Mission Peak on many occasions and it is a lot of fun. Especially good for watching the sunset from the summit or catching some sun above the fog. It can get very hot in the summer on this peak. On one night visit in the summer, standing on the bay side of the summit the breeze felt about 5-10 degrees cooler than the breeze coming up from the Livermore side.
Posted May 25, 2007 6:02 pm

metasyn11Stanford Ave  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2007

metasyn11

Up the standard route from Stanford Ave on a hot, sunny day. I broke my digital camera on the summit when I shook my hand to dislodge an intimidating-looking insect, and unfortunately my camera went with it and smashed on a rock :(
Unphased, I tried to descend a different route on the way back (Horse Heaven Trail), but was blocked by a dozen recalcitrant cattle unwilling to move. There wasn't an easy way around, so I traversed and descended the same route.
A beautiful peak with a beautiful view!
Posted May 2, 2007 9:33 pm

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