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713. Grant Park Big Loop (02/13/10)

Hikers (31): Amy D, Bala, Chinyet, Clive, Colleen, David, Diane, George, Hima, Igor, Jane, Jeff, Karl, Karri, Kevin D, Kim M, Linda, Mark E, Mike, Moe, Paul, Robert, Ross, Russ, Sabine, Samantha, Sarah, Shuli, Steve, Susan, Yoshiko
Distance: 22 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Grant Ranch County Park in East San Jose

Steve owes a writeup!

Last year this hike was an easy five in the snow. This year we'll call it a hard four. The steep climbs never last for long, but there are a few late in the hike that provide a good kick.

For reasons still unclear, there was a huge turnout for this hike. Everyone managed to finish, but the spread was quite large for a level 4 hike.

Jane, Ross, Eric, and Steve ventured off-trail to Panochita Hill on the southern border of the park.

Milestones:
Bala's 1st leaf
Chinyet's 10th leaf
Diane's 150th leaf
Moe's 1st leaf
Russ's 460th leaf
Samantha's 1st leaf
Shuli's 1st leaf



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