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1070. The HP Way (02/11/17)

Hikers (23): Alan B, Brad, Chinyet, Christophe, Ellen, Hailong, Helen, Jane, Jeff, Jim, Karl, Kathryn, Kendra, Mihail, Peter E, Praveen, Ross, Sarah, Shuli, Sophie, Steve, Vicki, Yipeng
Distance: 17 miles
Rating: 3 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Grant Ranch County Park near San Jose

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Karl, Jeff, Chinyet and Steve

First creek crossing was no problem

Hiking up Hotel Trail

Small pond became big pond, taking over the trail

Eagle Lake was quite full

A creek runs right through Foothill Trail

Awaiting the stragglers at the start of Manzanita Trail

More ponds

A rarely visited ridge

View from "INCH Rock", which we climbed while waiting for everyone to catch up

A seasonal creek crosses a grassy road

The Grant Ranch cows were out in force

McCreery Lake was as full as it was brown

Post-hike thematic food

Kathryn's 160th leaf
Ross's 360th leaf
Shuli's 2nd forest

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