Mission Peak Climber's Log
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|Fredd C Dobbs||Fine Morning |
Date Climbed: May 4, 2008
|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|
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008
|Started at the college parking lot. |
saw lots of different birds, including a golden eagle.
green hills with few different wildflowers, and some butterflies.
|Posted Mar 28, 2008 2:16 pm|
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|
|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|
|SFMountaineer||Part of Ohlone Trail |
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2008
|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|
|huskertriguy||Ohlone College Route |
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2008
|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|
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2006
|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|
|keema||Annual Hike |
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007
|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|
|rhyang||From Sunol |
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007
|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|
|emilie||Great 4 Training |
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2005
|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|
|WickedRugged||Solid workout |
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007
|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|
|panweilin||Moon hike |
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2003
|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 Simon||Stanford Avenue |
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007
|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|
|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|
|Hiked up from my uncle's house who lives on the slopes of Mission Peak.|
|Posted Jul 8, 2007 5:11 pm|
|Bill Kish||Stanford Avenue |
Date Climbed: May 1, 1997
|A favorite local training hike.|
|Posted Jun 27, 2007 5:41 pm|
|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|
|metasyn11||Stanford Ave |
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2007
|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|
|muajee||The boring route :p|
|I've been up there a couple of times - always for some "exercise" or "training" purpose. |
Never liked the route (Stanford Ave - too crowded and also it was somewhat boring) but I do remember the first time up there with a bunch of friends. We brought a roast duck, fried rice, noodles, lots of other food, binoculars, and had a moon-light dinner while the strong wind was blowing so hard on our faces. Some of us were wrapped together in this giant poncho and the moon.... OMG... the moon was so big & round and totally amazing. The view of the bay was also beautiful. Definitely a fun and an unforgettable experience.
It's weird... Before that, I had been living almost across the street from Ohlone College, where there this other TH was located, and yet all that time I lived there, I had never taken a hike. (My dad, sis, bro and their friends did though.) I would love to try this route sometime. From the photos taken by my buddy, it seems much nicer - a longer hike but w/ better scenery.
P.S. Probably not so much of a fun hike if going during mid-day. On the other hand, summiting in the morning or evening is un-doubtfully nice.
|Posted Dec 20, 2006 9:29 am|
|Peak Baguette||Route: Stanford Ave., Date: 11.08.06 |
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2006
|Was going to climb Rose Peak from Stanford Ave., which I had done from Del Valle the day before, but stopped at Mission Peak due to a late start. Still, a nice mini-hike – had the summit all to myself on a beautiful Wednesday morning! There was a jacket and a pair of shorts at the summit – it made me afraid that I might run into a naked guy on my descent! Eek!|
|Posted Nov 11, 2006 2:11 am|