1097. Murietta Falls (08/26/17)
Hikers (18): Alan, Arlene, Brad, Carissa, Chester, Chinyet, Giulia, Karl, Kevin, Manfred, Mihail, Milon, Nagendra, Pal, Peter, Praveen, Sarah, Sarbinder
Distance: 14 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 7 beauty
Park info: Ohlone Regional Wilderness south of Livermore
Write-up by Peter -- Pictures by Alan, Chester, Peter, and Karl
What would normally be a reasonably challenging hike turned into a brutal one thanks to the hike leader's bizarre decision to have a late start which ensured we endured triple digit heat. In my defense, how was I supposed to know it gets hot around here in mid-August? Many INCH stalwarts, including Sarah and Giulia, suffered on this one. I ran out of water on the way back and had to make a side trip to the teenage runaway camp. I didn't drink much of the untreated water but it felt great to stand under the tap and pour that cold water over my head. It was definitely a borderline Level 5 hike when taking the temperature into account.
Arlene's 160th leaf
Sarah's 360th leaf
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