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1297. Ramage Peak Trail (05/07/22)

Hikers (30): Adam, Arush, Bjorn, Brad, Chris R, Christina, Crystal, Dan, Dan L, David A, George, Hong, Jacqui, Jarda, Jim, Kathryn, Kendra, Lina, Manfred, Mihail, Mike He, Nohemi, Peter, Qi, Ralph, Shuli, Sophie, Steve, Susan S, Theresa
Distance: 17 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: East Bay Municipal Utility District near San Ramon

Peter owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Adam, Bjorn, Dan L, George, Jarda, Jim, Kendra, Peter, Qi, Shuli, and Sophie


Nice trail -- there's much more greenery on the Chabot side compared to Las Trampas


The INCH army of ants takes the hill ...


... and keeps marching on!


Arush enjoying the nice views on the trail


Taking a break to toast Kathryn's 300th!


And again!


Some piggies tried to crash the party


Slogging up Riley Ridge


Ramage Peak comes into view -- the sky was amazing this day


Getting closer ...


The INCH army starts the climb up to the peak


Foreboding signs!


Continuing on, undeterred!


Manfred keeping a watchful eye out


Turkey vultures protecting the peak


It was Christina's first time there and she was all smiles!


Hong and Sophie made it look easy


Turkey vultures trying to hold off the stragglers


A seat with a view!


Many ways to get back ...


... but first, we had to continue on to the end of the trail


Keep going ... the trail ends at the foot of the Rocky Ridge


Brad is overjoyed to reach the end of the trail


"Yes, it's here!"


Proof that they made it


Trying to recreate the same pose as 70 hikes ago with the new sign (I was on the wrong side)


You could optionally revisit the peak on the way back (everyone declined)


Adam enjoying the view on a beautiful spring day


Some folks headed back via Miller Creek Road


Nice view of the reservior


We had to be careful not to twist an ankle in the divets under the long grass


"Officer, I didn't know I wasn't on the trail!"


I took a nice break under this eucalyptus tree on the way back


Meanwhile the party had already started


Sandy brought artichokes, along with preparation instructions


Proudly showing off their 3rd forest T-shirts. Well done!

Milestones:
Brad's 310th leaf
Jacqui's 1st leaf
Kathryn's 3rd forest
Mihail's 260th leaf
Ralph's 60th leaf
Shuli's 320th leaf
Sophie's 390th leaf



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