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1011. Los Vaqueros North (12/12/15)

Hikers (34): Alan, Baltazar, Brad, Chinyet, Chris P, Christophe, Dan, Dong, Giulia, Hailong, Iris F, Jane, Jeff, Jim, Jiri, Kathryn, Laura W, Mihail, Milon, Monika, Nick, Peter E, Ralph, Russell, Sarah, Sarbinder, Shuli, Steve, Susan S, Tony, Vicki, Xiuyan, Xun L, Yipeng
Distance: 21 miles
Rating: 3 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: Los Vaqueros near Livermore

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Xun, Dong, Yipeng, Sarbinder, Jiri and Tony

Susan S carried a pair of shoes for 10 miles, and Giulia earned a black leaf. Lots of other stuff happened too during our first visit to the NW side of Los Vaqueros.


Hike starts at the marina


A hike up West Loop Trail. . .


. . .and back down the other side


INCH photo-bombs the glamour shot


Hooray! Steep trails!


Nice uphills along the way


Plenty of hills in all directions


First glimpse of dam


Approaching the dam


"Where's the. . .Dam Trail"?


Eric reads about "Making a Good Thing Bigger". It wasn't what he expected.


This is where the trail continues beyond the visitor center


Dam busters


Heading back


Los Vaqueros Blows


The Reservoir


Giulia earns a black leaf


Jeff and Yipeng discuss life's mysteries


INCH parties


Steve attempts to abscond with a bottle of beer

Milestones:
Xun L's 10th leaf



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