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1263. Wildcat Peak (09/11/21)

Hikers (39): Adam, Arlene, Arthur, Arush, Baltazar, Bjorn, Chinyet, Christina, Crystal, David A, Dong, Ellen, George, Giulia, Hong, Iris, Iris F, Jarda, Jim, Kathryn, Kendra, Kevin, Mihail, Milon, Nagendra, Peter E, Peter M, Qi, Rainer, Rudi, Sandy F, Sarah, Sarbinder, Shuli, Sophie, Stacy, Steve, Theresa, Yenya
Distance: 15 miles
Rating: 2 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: Wildcat/Tilden Regional Parks in the Berkeley hills

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Qi, Milon, Chinyet, Hong, Jarda, Sophie, Shuli and Steve

Everything worked out, thanks to a relatively early start. We had a few people start late and two (with waivers) who started early. Despite warning everyone at the start not to follow the track, most deviated near the crux where I saw an easier route existed. Sarbinder, Arush, Shuli, and I went the right way, but most followed the person in front of them (starting with Iris F). . .so we ended up behind most of the group after taking a gentler though longer route. . .Leading hikes is a pain! Even worse, Sarah took an even more straightforward route.

General stats are ~15 miles with 3k ft of elevation gain.

Fun start

If you came this way, you didn't follow the hike leader (and are thus in the majority)

Congrats on 151!

The trail becomes paved once you pass the ex-NIKE missile site

San Pablo Reservoir

First group at Wildcat

Second group at Wildcat

Most of us visited the farm

Not sure what these bulwarking pipes are preventing. . .

INCHers approaching the final uphill section

An azimuth benchmark pointing to the highpoint along San Pablo ridge

INCHers excited to visit the benchmark

San Pablo BM
This is the aforementioned triangulation station in the link two pictures prior

Great views heading back to the cars

Post party. . .initially in the shade, but it got so cold we had to move the party to a sunnier position

Christina's 151st leaf (and shot)
Nagendra's 120th leaf

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