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1158. Rose Peak (12/15/18)

Hikers (29): Alan, Bjorn, Brad, Cecilia, Chris P, Crystal, Daniel A, David A, George R, Giulia, Hailong, Hong, Jim, Kathryn, Lina, Mihail, Milon, Pal, Peggy P, Peter, Praveen, Qi, Sarah, Shuli, Steve, Susan CF, Susan S, Vicki, Yipeng
Distance: 20 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: Ohlone Regional Wilderness near Sunol

Peter owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Peggy, Qi, Alan, Susan CF, and Peter


Del Valle turkeys were happy to not be on the Christmas menu


Most INCHers managed to wear red for Santa


Beautiful December views from the top of Rocky Ridge


Gotta pick up the pace!


Heading down into The Gulch


Group photo at the foot of Rose Peak


There's a picnic table there now!


Diablo in the background as the clouds move in


Mihail running to Murietta Falls


There was just a trickle of water there


Merry Christmas!

Honorable mention to Baltazar and Sandy F for doing a significant portion of the hike, going past Murietta Falls before looping back down to Del Valle. And thanks to Sandy for the hands-on geology lesson that made the last 3 miles educational and fun!

Milestones:
Daniel A's 1st leaf
George R's 1st leaf
Milon's 60th leaf
Peggy P's 20th leaf
Susan S's 30th leaf



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