1079. Big Henry's Trifecta (04/15/17)
Hikers (16): Brad, Chinyet, Christina, David, George, Giulia, Hailong, Jason F, Jim, Karl, Mihail, Peter, Sarbinder, Shuli, Steve, Yipeng
Distance: 30 miles
Rating: 5 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: Henry Coe State Park near Morgan Hill
Write-up by Peter -- Pictures by Chinyet,George, Karl, and Yipeng
I decided to kick it up a couple of notches from my usual birthday hike. Mt. Sizer was a given, and I added in Bear Mountain and Mississippi Lake to make it a Coe Trifecta. I was hoping for a brutal hike, but Big Henry was in a benevolent mood -- 30 miles, 7200 feet elevation gain, but no major drama, and no big injuries, so I had no choice but to give it a high Level 5 (high five Big Henry!). The bar has been raised for next year!
Sorry that many of the pix are of me -- it's because I was hiking with Karl all day. If someone sends me different pix (not damn wildflowers) I would be happy to post 'em.
Even though I said it was "only" a Level 5, normal people would have died on this hike. Big shoutout to Hailong for completing it in 7.5 hours! That's just insane.
Yipeng's 110th leaf
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