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1087. Vargas Plateau (06/17/17)

Hikers (21): Angelika, Baltazar, Bjorn, Carol, Danny, Gloria, Jeff, Karl, Kathryn, Kendra, Le D, Peter E, Rick K, Rudi, Russ, Russell, Sarbinder, Steve, Taylor, Thomas, Vicki
Distance: 7 miles
Rating: 1 difficulty, 7 beauty
Park info: Vargas Plateau Regional Park near Niles Canyon

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

Easy hike on a hot day, with a new angle to view on Quarry Lakes, Niles Canyon, Sunol Ridge, and Mission Peak.

Start of the hike, looking back at parking lot and Mission Peak

Start of the hike looking the other direction

Small pond on the north side of Upper Ranch Trail

INCH conquers "View Point"

Heading down from summit--Sunol Ridge in the background

Quarry Lakes, Alameda Creek, Coyote Hills, and San Fran Bay from the highest point on Deer Gulch Trail

Bjorn's 1st leaf
Steve's 850th leaf

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