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1062. Rose Peak (12/10/16)

Hikers (17): Brad, Chinyet, Chris P, Craig A, Giulia, Hattie, Jeff, Karl, Mihail, Milon, Peter, Sophie, Steve, Tim R, Vicki, Xun L, Yipeng
Distance: 20 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: Ohlone Regional Wilderness near Sunol

Peter owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Karl, Xun, Sophie, Steve, and Craig


Some INCHers seemed confused by my instructions to wear Christmas Red


The slog begins ...


Xun brought her friend Hattie to her first INCH hike


First big uphill of the day ...


... still got a long way to go


Karl is all smiles before heading down into The Gulch


Photo op in The Gulch


Then the torture of the Big Burn begins!


The ladies are loving the Big Burn


Hattie enjoys the view from the top of the ridge


The storm hit shortly afterwards, but it did not dampen the celebration at Rose Peak


The water was flowing nicely at Murietta


Giulia and Jeff check out mighty Schlieper Rock on the way back


No matter how brutal the hike, there's always a rainbow at the end


The soggy aftermath, as demo'd by Karl

Milestones:
Brad's 170th leaf
Hattie's 1st leaf
Tim R's 50th leaf



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