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I rose at 3AM to meet some members of my Night Photography Group at Peak Trail in East Bay Regional Park Dist. to hike up to Mission Peak in Fremont,CA.
I and only one other hiker did this hike this morning. We met at 4:30AM and walked about 15 mins to the trailhead.
This is was an arduous climb for me. My legs are still tired from Sunday’s 9.4 mile hike out to Tomales Point and back.
The climb- starts at 500ft and ends at 2,517ft. A 2,100+ ascent. It’s 3.4 miles from bottom to top.
Pretty STEEP!

The trail traverses rocky loose soil, rutted, dusty, with rocks, and roots jutting out of the trail, wooded areas, you may run into cows that roam freely through the park on or near the trail, and there are open areas with strong winds, and gusts. Today at the top the wind was blowing pretty hard WNW 10-20 MPH.

We didn’t stay up any longer than to take a few photos then we started our descent. We saw these cows grazing on the way down Peak Trail. The Sun was beginning to burn off the fog, and the light on the distant hills gave them a wonderful glow.

Nikon D300s, Nikkor 18-200mmVR, Hoya Multi Coated Pro1 UV filter, Sundisk Ultra SDHC Digital Film

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