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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

Milestones:
Giulia's 180th leaf



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