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Mission Peak: A Second Try

On Saturday I wrote that I headed toward the Mission Peak trail in the morning, only to decide to head down to Almaden Quicksilver instead when it appeared that I would not find snow on Mission Peak.

I went back to Mission Peak yesterday and did climb the peak – but via the main trail since the wet conditions would likely have made the alternate Horse Heaven Trail variations a very unpleasant, muddy mess. There was still no snow on the peak, though there was still a bit left on the next peak south and more in the Diablo Range to the southeast.

Conditions on the peak were interesting – it was very cold with fog blowing up the west side. A few feet east of the ridge it was perhaps 10 degrees warmer and – for a time at least – sunny. There was still a pretty good cloud cover over the Diablo Range, so I decided not to stick around to take photos this time.
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February 20, 2006 - Posted by | Commentary

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