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Mt. Diablo at Dawn

MissionDiabloFog2006|11|23: Mount Diablo from Mission Peak, Dawn. November 23, 2006. © "copyright g dan mitchell" ("sales")    keywords: mount diablo mission peak sunrise dawn fog color photograph california

Mount Diablo from Mission Peak, Dawn. November 23, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell (Sales)

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November 23, 2006 Posted by | Mission Peak | Comments Off on Mt. Diablo at Dawn

Mission Peak Shadow

RandyJohnTomMission2006|11|23: Randy, John, Tom. Mission Peak. November 23, 2006. © "copyright g dan mitchell"

Randy, John, Tom. Thanksgiving Dawn Hike, Mission Peak. November 23, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell

Randy, John Fedak, and Tom Mangan contemplate the dawn shadow of Mission Peak.
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November 23, 2006 Posted by | Trips | Comments Off on Mission Peak Shadow

Two-Heel Drive Reports on Our Thanksgiving Adventure

Tom has posted a trip report over at Two-Heel Drive, thus diminishing my obligation to describe our trip in detail:

Turkey Day dawns at Mission Peak. So much for the full moon. Actually there was no moon at all when I got to the Mission Peak trailhead and saw a couple parked cars and shadows of headlamp-wearing humans milling about. John Fedak is the first face… [Two-Heel Drive]

Tom got some great photographs as well, so wander on over and take a look.

I think we were surprised by the high winds and cold conditions on the summit. The majority of the uphill hike on the west side of Mission Peak before dawn was seasonably cool, but nothing surprising. However, once we crested the ridge just north of the peak we were hit by quite a wind and the temperature dropped quickly.

The summit was surprisingly cold. I was OK in my poly layers and a shell, but just barely. Randy was shivering by the time we started down. Tom Clifton seemed to be the best prepared, sitting in the lee of a large rock and cracking open a thermos of hot coffee.

November 23, 2006 Posted by | Trips | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Day – Mission Peak and Mount Diablo Sunrise

MissionDiablo2006|11|23: Mission Peak and Mount Diablo, Sunrise. November 23, 2006. © "copyright g dan mitchell". ("sales")    keywords: mount diablo mission peak rocks fog sunrise dawn california color photograph

Mission Peak and Mount Diablo, Sunrise. November 23, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

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November 23, 2006 Posted by | Mission Peak | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Day – Mission Peak and Mount Diablo Sunrise

Mission Peak Sunrise Hike – We're Back!

We’re back (Tom Mangan, Tom Clifton, Randy, John Fedak, and I) from the First Annual Pre-Dawn Sunrise Ascent of Mission Peak. It was dark. It was cold – especially on the summit. It was a beautiful sunrise.

Tom Clifton’s photos

Tom Mangan’s story and photos

My photos will be posted later.
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November 23, 2006 Posted by | Events | Comments Off on Mission Peak Sunrise Hike – We're Back!

   

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