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1048. Shell Ridge Loop (08/13/16)

Hikers (14): Arlene, Brad, Grady, J Michael, Jim Be, Karl, Kendra, Kevin, Michal, Ramesh, Sarah, Sophie, Stacy, Steve
Distance: 9 miles
Rating: 2 difficulty, 7 beauty
Park info: Shell Ridge Open Space near Walnut Creek

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Ramesh, Karl and Steve

We squeaked out 1.8k ft of elevation over 9 miles of rolling ridges, and finished before noon took the temperatures to the mid 90s. The quick hike left us time to visit a really new brewery.


Everyone is happy near the beginning of the hike


Coming down one of the steeper ridges


The front runners wait for the laggards. . .in the shade


Sophie loves hot hikes


Heading down toward the east end of Shell Ridge


Heading back up Shell Ridge


Getting close to the highest point on the hike. . .


Front runners again waiting in the shade


Gratuitous peak (Haystack Peak)


Romantic Sulfur Creek Pond


Did I say there was no more uphill?


Rehydrating at the new Farm Creek Brewery

Milestones:
Michal's 10th leaf



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