1066. Priest Rock Trail (01/07/17)
Hikers (20): Arlene, Brad, Chris P, Craig A, Ellen, George, Karl, Kathryn, Kendra, Kevin, Mihail, Mike He, Peter, Russell, Sabine, Sarbinder, Sophie, Steve, Tiffany, Vicki
Distance: 8 miles
Rating: 3 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve near Los Gatos
Write-up by Peter -- Pictures by Karl
Twenty intrepid hikers showed up on a soggy, cold, windy day for the first hike of the new year. The good news was that it would be a short one, thanks to the NFL playoffs.
The Priest took a page out of Big Henry's playbook as we neared the top. Howling winds and driving rains descended on us. As Karl said, there was no choice but to touch the sign at the top because the wind pushed us straight into it! Some crazies even continued on and did the longer route, but for most of us it was a quick U-turn and then back down to the warmth of our cars.
Arlene's 150th leaf
George's 430th leaf
Kendra's 40th leaf
Peter's 530th leaf
Sophie's 220th leaf
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