1273. Coyote Peak (11/13/21)
Hikers (30): Ares, Arlene, Arush, Baltazar, Chinyet, Chris P, Christina, Cogsworth, George, Giulia, Hong, Jim, Kathryn, Kendra, Kevin, Mihail, Milon, Nagendra, Peter E, Qi, Rhea, Ross, Rudi, Sandy F, Sarbinder, Shuli, Sophie, Steve, Vicki, Yipeng
Distance: 13 miles
Rating: 2 difficulty, 6 beauty
Park info: Santa Teresa County Park in South San Jose
Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Everyone
Passed Peter M near the top of Coyote Peak--turned out he had done a shorter loop. Yenya was already at the post party when I arrived--turned out she had tweaked her ankle and cut it short. Jane was at the start and declared she was doing a shorter loop with her "+ 1". Helen and Otis were at the end, having done a shorter loop. Despite all those "no leaves", we still had 30 hikers do the whole hike. Arush gets a for short-cutting down the switchbacks. Is he the new Eugene?
Sarbinder provided a link to a book and a review with background on the ranch families in the area with names you'll definitely recognize.
15.5 years ago I visited Tumacacori National Historical Park in AZ, which is near the start of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Was happy to find that the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch stop along our hike is affiliated with that National Trail, complete with official National Park stamp.
Qi's 110th leaf
Rudi's 190th leaf
Sophie's 370th leaf
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