886. Doud Peak + (06/22/13)
Hikers (12): Brad, David, George, Jane, Jeff, Kathryn, Nick, Peter E, Pratibha, Rufina, Sophie, Steve
Distance: 12 miles
Rating: 3 difficulty, 10 beauty
Park info: Garrapata State Park near Carmel
Write-up by Steve -- Pictures by Steve
14 started; 12 ; one
This hike reminded me of Mission Peak, if MP had 3.5k ft of elevation gain, a redwood-filled valley, sufficient parking, fantastic views of the ocean, fewer people, and no cows.
I'd write more--like how George planted the seed of doing this hike, or about Jackie turning back, or even the story of a geocacher who found Jeff's favorite jacket a week after the hike and kindly returned it--but the pictures cover the high points.
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