1185. BART2BART 2 (07/20/19)
Hikers (24): Bjorn, Christina, Crystal, David, David A, Dong, Ellen, Giulia, Hailong, Iris F, Jarda, Jeff, Jim, Jolly, Mihail, Rainer, Robert, Sarah, Shuli, Sophie, Steve, Susan S, Vicki, Yipeng
Distance: 24 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 7 beauty
Park info: Tilden Regional Park
Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Jim, Jarda, Rainer and Milon
Great weather for this 5k+ elevation gain hike. Sophie joined the 300 Club!
Since we did Briones Peak last time around, we headed up to Russell Peak and then did a little loop down and up the backside. This was enough distance to allow us to take the shortest remaining route out of the park. That's great, because we could revisit our old favorite Bear Creek Trail. While the trail does not seem to be as well trodden as other trails, it's definitely the nicest in Briones.
Jarda and I both parked down in Warm Springs (the current southern terminus for BART). We both checked the live schedule--he checked Google's version and I checked BART's version. BART's version said I could just make the next train which would then have an immediate connection. Google said something else. BART was right, and I waited for only a minute until the train came and got back as fast as can be expected. Presumably Jarda had another beer, which isn't so bad either.
Christina's 110th leaf
Sarah's 420th leaf
Sophie's 3rd forest
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