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1239. Grant's Mistress (02/13/21)

Hikers (10): Adam, George, Giulia, Jarda, Jeff, Manfred, Mihail, Sophie, Steve, Yipeng
Distance: 13 miles
Rating: 3 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Grant Ranch County Park near San Jose

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Manfred, Giulia, George, Yipeng, Jarda, Sophie and Steve

After almost 2.5 months in a second CoViD lockdown, we started up again. In proper INCH tradition, we had someone get lost despite sticking together. 3.8kft of elevation gain kept the heart pumping for a relatively short hike. Recent fires removed some obstacles, but the summit area was still overgrown in spots.

It was supposed to be raining throughout the hike, but the day before, the weather changed to only raining near the beginning. Indeed, we got a little drizzle at the beginning, but after that, it was fine. Trails were not the least bit muddy.

Gratuitous downhill to make up for the shorter distance

Crossing Smith Creek

Just below the cloud line on the way to Grant's Mistress

Burn area

Lots of people standing in the same place

Hanging out on Grant's Mistress

Discussing with Manfred how one could possibly get lost on this hike

Rockin' the plastic bags

Grant Park isn't the only tradition

Friendly coyote on the way back

Giulia's 180th leaf

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