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961. Rose Peak (12/20/14)

Hikers (21): Biz, Brad, Carol, Christina, David A, Giulia, Hailong, Jeff V, Jim, John, Kathryn, Milon, Nick, Peter, Peter E, Robert, Sabine, Sarbinder, Shuli, Sophie, Tim R
Distance: 20 miles
Rating: 5 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: Ohlone Regional Wilderness near Sunol

Write-up by Peter -- Pictures by Biz, Carol, Giulia, Hailong, John, and Kathryn

Cool weather and beautiful scenery made for a great hike, and my creaking knees appreciated the soft footing. Some of the day's highlights:

Happy Holidays!


Beautiful views along the top of Rocky Ridge ...


... but ominous clouds were approaching


The water was flowing in Williams Gulch, thanks to the recent rains


More nice views at the top of the Big Burn and on the way to Rose Peak


Blustery and chilly (for most people) at Rose Peak


Time to pack up and keep movin'


Many INCHers took the optional side trip down to Murietta Falls ...


... and they weren't disappointed!


John strikin' a pose at the falls


Hmmm, how do we get out of here?


Back on the road, hurrying to get back before dark


I think I need a new set of legs (nice veins!)

Milestones:
Biz's 20th leaf
John's 90th leaf
Milon's 10th leaf



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