Mission Peak Climber's Log

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iditarod81

iditarod81 - Jun 29, 2009 1:05 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

Hiked many times  Sucess!

A nice after-work jaunt.

farrisgl

farrisgl - Mar 21, 2009 2:36 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 1997

Good Training Hike  Sucess!

Very good training hike best serving people who live in the South Bay. Good view of San Jose and the surrounding cities.

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Dec 5, 2008 1:02 am Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2008

Up the Happy  Sucess!

I walked up the Happy Valley Trail and down the Happy Trail, saw two coyotes hunting. that was pretty Cool!

Noondueler

Noondueler - Nov 8, 2008 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 1998

Way windy and super clear.  Sucess!

Xmas day '98
Hiked several times since.
Not too crowded then.

snowclimber12

snowclimber12 - Oct 30, 2008 12:53 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2008

good hike  Sucess!

hiked strait up the front, didnt bother with all the swithbacks then scrambled up the rocks the face,stanford ave. side, fun hike.

derekp62

derekp62 - Oct 2, 2008 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

Troop 614 Scotts Valley  Sucess!

Climbed the peak with my Boy Scout Troop 614 from Scotts Valley, CA. It was a perfect day with great viability. Came up from the Ohlone Wilderness side and exited the Stanford Ave. side.
What a view.

GroundControl

GroundControl - Sep 8, 2008 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2008

Nice and close by home.  Sucess!

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).

thexcat

thexcat - Jun 5, 2008 12:58 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2008

From Stanford Ave  Sucess!

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.

Fredd C Dobbs

Fredd C Dobbs - May 4, 2008 9:24 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2008

Fine Morning  Sucess!

Scarce parking, friendly crowds & fog, fog, fog! Then bright sunshine on the summit- I had a great time!

oluskydiver

oluskydiver - Mar 28, 2008 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008

Finally  Sucess!

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..

mlarkin2002 - Mar 9, 2008 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2008

Dayhike  Sucess!

Joined the throng heading up from Stanford TH. Also made the side trip to Allison & Monument. Descended Horse Heaven trail.

requiem

requiem - Jan 28, 2008 4:11 pm

summer bad  Sucess!

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.

SFMountaineer

SFMountaineer - Jan 24, 2008 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2008

Part of Ohlone Trail  Sucess!

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.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Jan 20, 2008 12:53 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2008

Ohlone College Route  Sucess!

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.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Jan 1, 2008 11:09 pm Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2006

Windy!!

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.

keema

keema - Dec 27, 2007 1:03 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007

Annual Hike  Sucess!

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.

rhyang

rhyang - Dec 26, 2007 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007

From Sunol  Sucess!

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 !

emilie

emilie - Dec 19, 2007 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2005

Great 4 Training  Sucess!

been up and down this thing about a million times for training. best sustained steep hike in bay area.

WickedRugged

WickedRugged - Nov 12, 2007 1:27 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

Solid workout  Sucess!

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.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 11, 2007 10:27 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007

Stanford Avenue  Sucess!

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.

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